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
June 25, 2020
In gauging the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus, there is a raft of economic data. Economists, investors, and analysts pore over jobs data and consumer spending to better understand the… Read more
June 23, 2020
The U.S. housing market continues to perform well, despite the coronavirus outbreak. After a brief slowdown in March amid the larger economic shutdown, sales of newly built homes surged in… Read more
June 22, 2020
Economies across the globe are beginning to stabilize following the coronavirus shutdown. This month’s surveys of purchasing managers showed both manufacturing and service-sector output rebounding following the record-low readings of… Read more
June 19, 2020
The housing market seems to the one aspect of the economy that has escaped the coronavirus outbreak relatively unscathed. Sales in recent months have been much better than analysts’ dire… Read more
June 18, 2020
An additional 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, as the fallout from the coronavirus continues to ravage the job market. The number topped the 1.3 million that economists… Read more
June 17, 2020
As part of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, those on unemployment are currently receiving an extra $600 in benefits. This supplement is set to expire in July, and… Read more
June 16, 2020
Retail sales were expected to have a big month as stores across the nation reopened following the coronavirus pandemic. They easily shattered those expectations though, jumping 17.7% for the month.… 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.