May 27, 2022
U.S. consumers’ feelings about the economy deteriorated further in late May, falling to the lowest level in a decade as concerns about inflation weigh on households’ spending intentions. The University… Read more
May 26, 2022
American households increased their spending for the fourth consecutive month in April, but the savings rate plummeted to a 14-year low, suggesting that more Americans are dipping into their savings… Read more
May 25, 2022
Gasoline prices in the U.S. have gotten so high that consumer demand is eroding in the run-up to the summer driving season. Demand on a four-week rolling basis has fallen… Read more
May 24, 2022
Sales of newly built homes in April fell to the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic as soaring prices and spiking mortgage rates weighed on buyer demand. April’s… Read more
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
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
November 19, 2019
Even though unemployment is at the lowest level in decades, workers’ pay has been slow to rise. One possible culprit, according to the Wall Street Journal, may be that workers… Read more
November 14, 2019
A 401(k) account is the most common retirement savings plan and is meant to allow workers to generate substantial wealth. Well, that’s the theory at least. The reality is that… Read more
November 13, 2019
A pair of surveys show that the business outlook for the global economy is the gloomiest it has been in a decade. The IHS Markit global business, as well as… Read more
November 8, 2019
Young people are optimistic about their future. Despite high housing costs, stagnating wages and a mountain of student debt, most millennials say they expect to be wealthy. A recent survey… Read more
November 7, 2019
A recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that far fewer Americans think now is the time to buy a home. The mortgage company’s sentiment survey shows that just 21 percent… Read more
November 5, 2019
As adults near retirement age, they are confronted with a new wave of anxieties. With concerns about income, living situation and health at the forefront of many people’s minds, it… 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.