January 25, 2021
A huge shortage of shipping containers has caused delays and caused prices to skyrocket for goods from China. Disruptions from the pandemic, coupled with the surge in e-commerce, has led… Read more
January 21, 2021
In a move few would have predicted in the early days of the pandemic, investors flocked to initial public offerings are a record rate in 2020. Companies raised $167.2 billion… Read more
January 20, 2021
Homebuilder confidence reached a record high a few months ago when the pandemic sent city-dwellers flocking to the suburbs. Now, the increasing costs of construction are eroding confidence. Builder confidence… Read more
January 19, 2021
U.S retail sales continued to slow in December, as surging COVID numbers and business restrictions kept consumers from spending. Retail sales fell 0.7% last month, according to the Commerce Department.… Read more
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 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 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
December 5, 2018
A new survey has found that while Americans spend a great deal of time dreaming about their retirement, they don’t do much to ensure those dreams will be real. The… Read more
December 4, 2018
New claims for jobless benefits increased last week to levels not seen since May. This marks the third straight week that claims have risen unexpectedly, which could raise concerns that… Read more
December 3, 2018
Saving enough to ensure a financially secure retirement can be difficult, and while most of us know that we should save early and often, young workers are showing that there’s… Read more
November 28, 2018
Global wage growth saw a 0.6 percent decline in 2017, according to the International Labour Organization’s Global Wage Report. The report is based on data collected from 136 countries. Wage… Read more
November 27, 2018
Home prices rose 5.5 percent year-over-year in September, down from 5.7 percent in the previous month. This marks the lowest annual increase since January 2017. Values continue to rise, but… 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.