May 13, 2021
Home prices have been climbing at their fastest rate since the 2008 crash. Record-low inventory and massive demand have led to bidding wars fierce competition between potential buyers. Still, the… Read more
May 10, 2021
Over the last year, the price of lumber has exploded. The price for 1000 board feet (bd ft), the standard unit to track prices in the industry, has climbed 377%… Read more
May 6, 2021
Saving for retirement is very personalized. How much you will need depends on a variety of factors like your income, investments, and desired lifestyle in retirement. However, it is only… Read more
May 5, 2021
Last year saw 493 newly minted billionaires, bringing the total number to 2,755. Nearly a quarter of them live in just 10 cities, and, for the first time in seven… Read more
April 30, 2021
The U.S. economy grew by 6.4% in the first quarter of 2021, bringing the economy nearly back to its pre-pandemic size. Aside from the third-quarter surge after the initial reopening… Read more
April 28, 2021
Consumer confidence saw a big jump in April, marking the fourth straight month of gains as vaccine distribution accelerates, business restrictions lift, and stimulus payments hit consumers’ bank accounts. The… Read more
April 27, 2021
The median price for an existing home saw a record-breaking annual price in March, jumping 18.4% to $334,500. The surge in prices is being driven by record-low inventory and ultra-low… 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 12, 2018
The total available jobs remained at 7.08 million for October, unchanged from the previous month. This is the second-highest level in the history of the Labor Department’s Job Openings and… 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
“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.