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 3, 2020
The Federal Reserve implemented an emergency cut this morning in an effort to halt to the economic fallout of the coronavirus. The cut seemed to do little to calm a… Read more
March 2, 2020
American manufacturing is back on the decline. Recent months have shown promising signs of expansion for the sector after last year’s trade war and global economic slowdown. Now, fears about… Read more
February 28, 2020
Americans reined in their spending in January, even though they were making more money. Consumer spending increased just 0.2 percent last month, down from December’s 0.4 percent increase. The increase… Read more
February 27, 2020
After implementing a series of insurance cuts to combat a global slowdown last year, the Federal Reserve announced that they were adopting a “wait and see” approach to future cuts.… Read more
February 25, 2020
Consumer confidence got a much smaller than expected bump in February, as consumers’ view of the current economy softened. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index came in at 130.7 for… Read more
February 24, 2020
Concerns about the spread of coronavirus and its impact on global supply chains have roiled the markets. U.S. bond yields are dropping fast, and pulling mortgage rates down with them.… Read more
February 21, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread to new countries, the International Monetary Fund is trying to determine the outbreak’s impact on global growth. They have estimated that the impact of… Read more
February 20, 2020
The first few months of 2020 are expected to see steady growth according to one index. The Conference Board’s leading economic index surged 0.8 percent in January, double what economists… Read more
February 19, 2020
After the financial crisis, Americans started saving more. Now, 11 years into the current economic expansion, they are still saving. In the fourth quarter of 2019 Americans saved 7.7 percent… 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.