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
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… 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
October 28, 2019
Since the trade war began, much of the global economic slowdown has been attributed to the impact of the increased tensions between the U.S. and China. However, a new article… Read more
October 25, 2019
Worldwide auto sales declined in 2018. They are expected to decline this year, and analysts are now predicting another drop in 2020. Some economists think this is a temporary slump… Read more
October 24, 2019
Europe’s economic powerhouse continues to struggle as global trade issues weigh on the manufacturing sector. German manufacturing PMI inched up to 41.9 in October, a slight increase over September’s 41.7,… Read more
October 23, 2019
When it comes to retirement preparation, it seems like Boomers and Millennials get the most attention. There is much made of how Boomers are on the cusp of retiring, and… Read more
October 22, 2019
After two strong months of gains, September’s home sales saw an unexpected decline. Sales of existing homes fell 2.2 percent last month, far more than the 0.75 percent drop that… Read more
October 21, 2019
Despite recent periods of volatility, the stock market is climbing back up to near-record highs. That doesn’t mean that wealthy investors are confident though. The most recent of E-Trade’s quarterly… Read more
October 18, 2019
China’s economy grew by 6 percent in the third quarter. This continues the gradual decline that has plagued the world’s second largest economy for the last several years. It also… Read more
October 16, 2019
The housing inventory continues to struggle with availability issues. Inventories of available homes for sale hit a record low a few years back. Following that, lulls in sales allowed the… Read more
October 15, 2019
Leaders from both the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have issued warnings about the deteriorating growth prospects of the world economy. The IMF cut its global growth projections for… 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.