January 26, 2023
The U.S. economy showed surprising resilience at the end of 2022, weathering rampant inflation, higher interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty, even as questions persist over whether growth will turn negative… Read more
January 19, 2023
Retail spending declined in December at the fastest pace of 2022, ending the holiday shopping season on a sour note, as higher interest rates, persistent inflation, and concerns about an… Read more
January 17, 2023
The World Bank has substantially cut its global growth forecasts for 2023, citing broadly worsening economic conditions since its previous projections made in mid-2022. The group’s latest Global Economics Prospect… Read more
January 3, 2023
The U.K. economy is expected to see a contraction in 2023 that will be nearly as deep as that of Russia, economists expect, as the nation grapples with surging inflation… Read more
July 12, 2022
For decades, the rise of China has been treated as something of a fait accompli. Economists, politicians and academics have wondered not if, but only when, China would surpass the… 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
February 28, 2020
Americans reined in their spending in January, even though they were making more money. Consumer spending increased just 0.2 percent last month, down from December’s 0.4 percent increase. The increase… Read more
February 27, 2020
After implementing a series of insurance cuts to combat a global slowdown last year, the Federal Reserve announced that they were adopting a “wait and see” approach to future cuts.… Read more
February 25, 2020
Consumer confidence got a much smaller than expected bump in February, as consumers’ view of the current economy softened. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index came in at 130.7 for… Read more
February 24, 2020
Concerns about the spread of coronavirus and its impact on global supply chains have roiled the markets. U.S. bond yields are dropping fast, and pulling mortgage rates down with them.… Read more
February 21, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread to new countries, the International Monetary Fund is trying to determine the outbreak’s impact on global growth. They have estimated that the impact of… Read more
February 20, 2020
The first few months of 2020 are expected to see steady growth according to one index. The Conference Board’s leading economic index surged 0.8 percent in January, double what economists… Read more
February 19, 2020
After the financial crisis, Americans started saving more. Now, 11 years into the current economic expansion, they are still saving. In the fourth quarter of 2019 Americans saved 7.7 percent… Read more
February 18, 2020
The world’s third-largest suffered a big setback in the final months of last year. Japan’s economy contracted at an annualized rate of 6.3 percent in the October-December quarter, much worse… Read more
February 14, 2020
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has sparked panic in the stock market, but American consumers don’t seem concerned. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for February was at… 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.