January 26, 2023
The U.S. economy showed surprising resilience at the end of 2022, weathering rampant inflation, higher interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty, even as questions persist over whether growth will turn negative… Read more
January 19, 2023
Retail spending declined in December at the fastest pace of 2022, ending the holiday shopping season on a sour note, as higher interest rates, persistent inflation, and concerns about an… Read more
January 17, 2023
The World Bank has substantially cut its global growth forecasts for 2023, citing broadly worsening economic conditions since its previous projections made in mid-2022. The group’s latest Global Economics Prospect… Read more
January 3, 2023
The U.K. economy is expected to see a contraction in 2023 that will be nearly as deep as that of Russia, economists expect, as the nation grapples with surging inflation… Read more
July 12, 2022
For decades, the rise of China has been treated as something of a fait accompli. Economists, politicians and academics have wondered not if, but only when, China would surpass the… 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
May 22, 2020
For the first time in more than a quarter-century, China has decided not to issue a GDP growth target for 2020. The move signals that the world’s second-largest economy is… Read more
May 21, 2020
Home sales in April saw the largest month-over-month drop in nearly a decade. Sales of existing homes fell 17.8% from the month before, the largest monthly drop since July 2010.… Read more
May 20, 2020
Most Americans approaching retirement were already underprepared, but the coronavirus lockdown and the ensuing economic downturn have put them even further on the back foot. At the start of 2020,… Read more
May 19, 2020
U.S. workers have lost out on $1.3 trillion in income due to the coronavirus lockdowns, and an average of nearly $9,000 per worker, according to research from Oxford Economics. The… Read more
May 18, 2020
Japan, like most of the world’s developed nations, saw an economic contraction in the first quarter. GDP fell 3.4% in the period from January-March, as the coronavirus outbreak reached the… Read more
May 15, 2020
Consumer spending tumbled by the biggest amount ever in April, falling 16.4%. The decline was far worse than economists had predicted, forecasting a drop of 12.3%. That number would have… Read more
May 14, 2020
Expectations for the second quarter’s GDP were already dire, but it could be even worse than expected. According to the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow tracker, GDP from the period of… Read more
May 13, 2020
Many investors and corporate executives were hoping that the recovery from the economic fallout of coronavirus would be V-shaped, meaning a sharp decline followed by a quick bounce back. However,… Read more
May 12, 2020
The prices that Americans pay for everyday purchases, from groceries to clothes to automobiles, fell more in April than any other month dating back to 1957. The “core” price index… 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.