September 29, 2023
The Federal Reserve’s preferred indicator of inflation rose less than expected in August, in a welcoming sign that the central bank’s fight against inflation is making progress. When most analysts… Read more
September 27, 2023
Surging prices at the pump are further straining household budgets, leaving many analysts to wonder if high gas prices will lead to a decline in consumer spending or even GDP.… Read more
September 25, 2023
Surging prices among a handful of commodities are stretching consumer budgets and further complicating the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. “Soft” commodities are those that are typically grown rather than… Read more
September 22, 2023
As consumers rack up more credit card debt and interest rates climb steadily higher, credit card companies are seeing losses climb at the fastest pace since the Great Recession. Researchers… Read more
September 22, 2023
The typically hot summer homebuying season ended in summer doldrums as home sales slid again in August, but an ultra-low inventory of homes on the market pushed prices higher. Sales… Read more
September 21, 2023
The Federal Reserve is shooting for something it has never accomplished: a soft landing followed by the slowest rate-cutting cycle in history. The central bank left interest rates unchanged at… Read more
September 18, 2023
U.S. retailers are on pace to hire the lowest number of seasonal workers for this holiday season in 15 years, as employers deal with high labor costs and uncertain consumer… Read more
September 15, 2023
American consumers’ view of the economy ended the summer on a down note, as consumer sentiment edged lower for the second straight month, but their outlook improved somewhat amid falling… Read more
September 14, 2023
Consumer prices climbed in August at the fastest pace in more than a year amid a sharp increase in energy costs, highlighting inflation’s choppy decline and the uncertainty around the… Read more
August 25, 2023
Estate planning is something that many of us may not want to think about for years or even decades. Unfortunately, changes to the tax code are creating a sense of… 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
May 4, 2020
Home prices are traditionally immune to recessions, with the only national decline since the Great Depression occurring during the 2008 crash. Now, home prices are expected to fall nationally in… Read more
May 1, 2020
U.S. consumer spending saw the biggest drop on record in March. Spending was down 7.5% according to the Commerce Department, the largest monthly drop since records began to be collected… Read more
April 27, 2020
The number of out of work Americans is staggering, with more than 25 million workers filing for unemployment as businesses shut down to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, a… Read more
April 24, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. fell 8.7% in March, the largest decline since the government started tracking data in 1992. China saw similarly massive declines in sales, but analysts have… Read more
April 22, 2020
More than half of CEOs around the world view the coronavirus as a significant threat to their businesses, but 11% fear that they won’t be able to survive the economic… 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.