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
January 31, 2020
The last day of January saw a massive sell-off as fears about the coronavirus outbreak grew. The S&P 500 was down 600 points, erasing any gains for the month, with… Read more
January 30, 2020
The U.S. economy grew at 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, falling in line with economist expectations. This brings 2019’s total GDP growth to 2.3 percent, the slowest in three… Read more
January 29, 2020
Consumers started 2020 feeling much more optimistic. Consumer confidence jumped to 131.6 for the month, up from 126.5 in December. This is a much larger increase than was expected. Economists… Read more
January 28, 2020
A recent survey on business conditions found an even split between U.S. businesses that intend to decrease employment and those that plan to increase. This is the first time that… Read more
January 27, 2020
The recent coronavirus outbreak in China could not have come at a worse time for the nation’s economy. Already growing at the slowest rate in years, China’s economic growth has… Read more
January 22, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. rose for a third consecutive month in December, adding to hopes that the economy continued moderate growth at the end of 2019. Sales for the… Read more
January 21, 2020
Small business confidence was strong throughout 2019, if one unconventional indicator is to be believed. Business research firm DataTrek tracks the sales of pickup trucks as a sign of the… 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.