January 13, 2021
Consumer prices were up 0.4% in December from the previous month, and 1.4% higher than they were a year prior. “Core” prices, which leave out volatile categories like food and… Read more
January 12, 2021
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, more Americans were shopping online in 2020. Online purchases during the 2020 holiday season grew 32.2% over the year before, reaching a record $188.2 billion,… Read more
January 11, 2021
With municipal budgets battered by the coronavirus crisis, city and state governments are borrowing more. Issuances of bonds for new projects climbed to $252 billion last year, according to data… Read more
January 7, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, the majority of Americans turned to their retirement savings to get by. A recent survey from Kiplinger’s found that 60% of Americans withdrew… Read more
January 6, 2021
The amount of currency in circulation increased last year at a rate not seen since World War II. As part of the fiscal and monetary response to the coronavirus, the… Read more
January 4, 2021
Economists expect 2021 to get off to a shaky start, but they have high hopes for the second half of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal’s most recent… 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
April 28, 2019
At a recent speaking event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded the alarm about corporate debt. In the event of an economic downturn, she warned that the current levels… Read more
December 20, 2018
A new survey has shed light on the savings habits of Americans, and the results show a population largely unprepared for life’s curveballs. The survey, conducted by Lending Tree, found… Read more
December 18, 2018
Chief Financial Officers are wary of 2019’s economic prospects, with 48.6 percent predicting a recession in the next 12 months, according to a new survey from Duke University. If the… Read more
December 13, 2018
Applications for a mortgage to purchase new homes fell in November, resulting in an 11 percent drop from the same month a year ago. Given the monthly decline, the Mortgage… Read more
December 12, 2018
The total available jobs remained at 7.08 million for October, unchanged from the previous month. This is the second-highest level in the history of the Labor Department’s Job Openings and… Read more
December 11, 2018
Small-business owners were feeling less optimistic in November, citing concerns about an economic slowdown and tightening labor market. The National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index dropped… Read more
December 10, 2018
While the most recent job creation numbers were a bit of a disappointment, one cause for celebration was the overall unemployment rate holding steady. Many headlines have noted that, at… Read more
December 6, 2018
The gap between what the U.S. sells and buys from foreign countries grew by 1.7 percent in October, to a seasonally adjusted $55.5 billion. This marks the fifth straight 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.