April 14, 2021
April is financial literacy month in the U.S., and if one research study is to be believed, we may want to spend more than just one month a year focusing… Read more
April 14, 2021
Yesterday we wrote about the S&P Global FinLit Survey, which analyzed the level of financial literacy worldwide. America’s financial literacy rate was 57%, based on survey respondents’ ability to successfully… Read more
April 12, 2021
The global middle class shrank last year for the first time since the 1990s, according to a recent report from Pew Research. More than 150 million people fell down the… Read more
April 9, 2021
The American Farm Belt is in the midst of a resurgence. Dry weather and strong export demand from China have driven the prices of wheat, corn, and soybeans to their… Read more
March 31, 2021
Home prices have seen the biggest annual gain since before the market crash, and now some economists are calling the pace alarming. Home prices nationally jumped 11.2% in January, according… 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
March 18, 2019
With mortgage rates lower than they have been in previous months, more buyers are jumping into the market, at least at the high-end. Total mortgage application volume increased 2.3 percent… Read more
March 14, 2019
After a series of government reports that showed stalled job creation, sluggish inflation, and declining retail sales, economists have sharply lowered their predictions for economic growth. In a new survey… Read more
March 13, 2019
After remaining at the same level for three straight months, the consumer price index increased 0.2 percent in February. Despite the monthly increase, on a yearly basis, inflation actually slowed… Read more
March 12, 2019
After the last economic crisis, central banks tried to spur economic growth by easing lending rates, which has led to an explosion of debt in the last decade. Worldwide total… Read more
March 11, 2019
U.S retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, but the good news was tempered by a large downward revision to December’s sales. Sales for January rose 0.2 percent from the previous… Read more
March 8, 2019
Nonfarm payrolls increased by just 20,000 last month, falling well short of the 180,000 new jobs that economists had expected. It is also a steep decline from January’s growth, which… 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.