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 31, 2020
The stock market just had its worst first quarter on record, but big investors are still showing high levels of optimism in both the market and economy. A new survey… Read more
March 30, 2020
The coronavirus, and the efforts to stop it, could reduce economic activity in the U.S. and other developed countries by a full quarter, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation… Read more
March 27, 2020
As the nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak, American consumer confidence has plummeted. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index fell to 89.1 in March, down from 101 in February.… Read more
March 25, 2020
Mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have announced that borrowers unable to pay their mortgages because of the coronavirus can request a forbearance on their loans. While this is… Read more
March 24, 2020
As businesses shut down in an effort to halt the coronavirus’s spread, the nation is bracing for a massive spike in unemployment. However, some companies are scrambling to hire more… Read more
March 20, 2020
The fallout from the coronavirus is likely to impact every facet of the economy, and the housing market is no exception. The good news is that the housing market was… Read more
March 19, 2020
We are beginning to see the number of Americans who need unemployment benefits rise as “non-essential” businesses across the nation close. While the worst is yet to come, the numbers… Read more
March 18, 2020
Regulators have come forward to warn Americans that they are putting their money at risk by withdrawing from the bank. The move comes after some branches have reported running low… 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.