February 23, 2021
A subcontractor’s failure to check the correct boxes has cost Citigroup more than $500 million. Now, a federal judge, calling the mistake “one of the blunders in banking history,” says… Read more
February 22, 2021
Service companies in the U.S. saw a strong increase in activity in February, while their European and Japanese counterparts saw growing declines. The purchasing managers index (PMI) for the U.S.… Read more
February 19, 2021
Demand for single-family homes is has reached a fever pitch, and builders are finding it harder to keep up. One of the major hurdles for homebuilders is the skyrocketing cost… Read more
February 17, 2021
With people on lockdown and eating more at home, commodity prices for ingredients like wheat and sugar and are surging, resulting in higher costs for producers. According to reporting from… Read more
February 16, 2021
U.S. home prices have finally surpassed their previous peak set in the years before the housing crash and Great Recession. The median price of a single-family home climbed 14.9% to… Read more
February 12, 2021
American consumers’ feelings about the economy started February on a down note. Concerns about future business conditions pulled the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index down. The index fell to… Read more
February 11, 2021
To find a comparison to the economic impact the coronavirus had on the U.S., economists have to go back nearly 80 years, describing the downturn as the most severe “since… Read more
February 10, 2021
While China surprised many with its rapid recovery to economic growth, it was outperformed by a regional peer. Not every Asian economy has reported official fourth-quarter economic data, but estimates… Read more
February 9, 2021
The number of mortgage delinquencies fell in November to the lowest level since the start of the pandemic but remains much higher than before the pandemic. Roughly 6% of all… 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
October 8, 2018
ATTOM Data Solutions has released its U.S. Home Affordability Index for Q3 2018, and it shows that U.S. home prices are at their most unaffordable level since 2008. The report… Read more
September Job Growth Comes in Below Expectations, But Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years
October 5, 2018
Nonfarm payrolls for September increased by 134,000, according to Labor Department figures released today. This number is well below the 185,000 increase that economists had expected. The increase was the… Read more
October 4, 2018
August’s U.S. factory order increased by 2.3 percent over the previous month, increasing to $510.5 billion. This is the biggest monthly increase since September 2017. Economists had forecast a slightly… Read more
October 3, 2018
The National Retail Federation is expecting retail sales for November and December to see an increase of between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over last year. This would see total holiday… 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.