May 27, 2022
U.S. consumers’ feelings about the economy deteriorated further in late May, falling to the lowest level in a decade as concerns about inflation weigh on households’ spending intentions. The University… Read more
May 26, 2022
American households increased their spending for the fourth consecutive month in April, but the savings rate plummeted to a 14-year low, suggesting that more Americans are dipping into their savings… Read more
May 25, 2022
Gasoline prices in the U.S. have gotten so high that consumer demand is eroding in the run-up to the summer driving season. Demand on a four-week rolling basis has fallen… Read more
May 24, 2022
Sales of newly built homes in April fell to the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic as soaring prices and spiking mortgage rates weighed on buyer demand. April’s… Read more
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
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 3, 2020
The sales of newly built homes were increased by almost 1% in April, as compared to the previous month. While this may not seem like much, it is massive when… Read more
June 2, 2020
Those of us hoping for a swift economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown may have gotten some bad news. According to the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan governmental… Read more
May 29, 2020
Concerns about coronavirus have Americans saving more money than ever before. The personal savings rate, which tracks how much of Americans’ disposable income is being saved, reached a record high… Read more
May 28, 2020
More than 2.1 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, down from the 2.4 million claims filed the week before. This marks the eighth consecutive week that has… Read more
May 22, 2020
For the first time in more than a quarter-century, China has decided not to issue a GDP growth target for 2020. The move signals that the world’s second-largest economy is… Read more
May 21, 2020
Home sales in April saw the largest month-over-month drop in nearly a decade. Sales of existing homes fell 17.8% from the month before, the largest monthly drop since July 2010.… Read more
May 20, 2020
Most Americans approaching retirement were already underprepared, but the coronavirus lockdown and the ensuing economic downturn have put them even further on the back foot. At the start of 2020,… 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.