May 20, 2022
The prices of new homes in China fell for the first time in more than six years, as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown continues to weigh on one of the nation’s biggest… Read more
May 19, 2022
Surging mortgage rates, sky-high prices, and low inventory are weighing heavily on prospective buyers and builders alike as several key gauges of the housing market have fallen to the lowest… Read more
May 17, 2022
Gas prices continue to surge, and the annual amount American households are spending to fill their tank is nearly double what it was last year. U.S. households are now spending… Read more
May 12, 2022
Concerns about inflation have U.S. consumers feeling worse than they have in more than a decade. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 59.1 from 65.2 in April,… Read more
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… Read more
January 29, 2020
The recent coronavirus outbreak has already enacted a human cost. At the time of writing, there have been nearly 4,700 confirmed cases, resulting in more than 100 deaths. Both numbers… Read more
March 23, 2022
The pandemic hit women especially hard, with about 2 million women leaving the workforce altogether, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and now more women are worried about their… Read more
March 22, 2022
Mortgage rates were expected to climb throughout the year as the Federal Reserve enacts a series of interest rate hikes, but mortgage rates are rising faster than expected, leaving the… Read more
March 18, 2022
Between the pandemic, surging inflation, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Americans have spent the last few years uncertain about their financial plans, and now, more than half of young Americans… Read more
March 17, 2022
With prices increasing at the fastest pace in 40 years, more Americans are reporting trouble keeping up. In February, inflation-adjusted average weekly earnings fell 2.3% from a year earlier. Only… Read more
March 16, 2022
Economic forecasters have become more concerned about a recession and raised their inflation projections the Federal Reserve kicks off a series of interest rate hikes in an effort to combat… Read more
March 14, 2022
Amid surging home prices and higher mortgage rates, Americans are paying more for their mortgages than ever before. The average payment for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage is now $1,230 per… Read more
March 11, 2022
While flexible spending accounts (FSA) can be a great way to save for healthcare expenses, many savers could unexpectedly find their accounts empty. More than $1 billion in FSAs may… Read more
March 10, 2022
Surging energy and food prices in February pushed inflation to the highest level in four decades. The consumer price index, which measures a wide-ranging basket of goods and services, increased… Read more
March 9, 2022
The U.S. trade deficit hit a record high in January as imports of vehicles and energy supplies increased and exports fell. The gap between imports and exports grew by 9.4%… Read more
March 7, 2022
The housing market in the U.S. has seen record-breaking price growth and fierce bidding wars as prospective buyers compete over a historically low number of available houses. A new report… Read more
“Modern finance is based on scientific reasoning guided by theory, not subjectivity and speculation.”
John “Mac” McQuown
Patience mitigates risk.
When it comes to investment products, complexity often fosters fraud and abuse.
Portfolio diversification enables investors to manage their fear of the unknown.
Rebalancing is like love, you never have to say you are sorry. You are always selling high and buying low.
A good investment policy should never risk what you already have for something you don’t need.