April 14, 2021
April is financial literacy month in the U.S., and if one research study is to be believed, we may want to spend more than just one month a year focusing… Read more
April 14, 2021
Yesterday we wrote about the S&P Global FinLit Survey, which analyzed the level of financial literacy worldwide. America’s financial literacy rate was 57%, based on survey respondents’ ability to successfully… Read more
April 12, 2021
The global middle class shrank last year for the first time since the 1990s, according to a recent report from Pew Research. More than 150 million people fell down the… Read more
April 9, 2021
The American Farm Belt is in the midst of a resurgence. Dry weather and strong export demand from China have driven the prices of wheat, corn, and soybeans to their… Read more
March 31, 2021
Home prices have seen the biggest annual gain since before the market crash, and now some economists are calling the pace alarming. Home prices nationally jumped 11.2% in January, according… 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
November 1, 2018
Unemployment is at the lowest level in decades, wages are increasing, and consumer sentiment is high, but a new study shows that many Americans are struggling to pay bills, manage… Read more
October 30, 2018
The total number of billionaires in the world is growing. According to a new report from the Swiss banking group UBS and consultancy firm PwC, as of 2017, there were… Read more
October 29, 2018
As the housing market continues to lag behind the other sectors of the economy, more homeowners are deciding to just stay put. According to a new report from Attom Data… Read more
October 26, 2018
The U.S. economy looks to be continuing its strong performance. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent last quarter. Economists had expected a 3.4 percent… Read more
October 25, 2018
The Federal Reserve’s latest read of economic conditions shows that employers are having a harder time finding qualified workers. In the latest “Beige Book” summary of economic activity, the central… Read more
October 23, 2018
FICO, one of the nation’s leading credit score companies, has announced plans for a new system that will take into account how potential borrows manage their finances. The new program… Read more
October 22, 2018
As more Baby Boomers are retiring, and people continue to live longer, the demand for long-term specialized care continues to grow, sending costs higher. Nationally, the annual median cost of… Read more
October 19, 2018
The National Association of Realtors announced today that sales of existing homes fell 3.4 percent in September, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million for the month. Economists… 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.