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
January 30, 2020
The U.S. economy grew at 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, falling in line with economist expectations. This brings 2019’s total GDP growth to 2.3 percent, the slowest in three… Read more
January 29, 2020
Consumers started 2020 feeling much more optimistic. Consumer confidence jumped to 131.6 for the month, up from 126.5 in December. This is a much larger increase than was expected. Economists… Read more
January 28, 2020
A recent survey on business conditions found an even split between U.S. businesses that intend to decrease employment and those that plan to increase. This is the first time that… Read more
January 27, 2020
The recent coronavirus outbreak in China could not have come at a worse time for the nation’s economy. Already growing at the slowest rate in years, China’s economic growth has… Read more
January 22, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. rose for a third consecutive month in December, adding to hopes that the economy continued moderate growth at the end of 2019. Sales for the… Read more
January 21, 2020
Small business confidence was strong throughout 2019, if one unconventional indicator is to be believed. Business research firm DataTrek tracks the sales of pickup trucks as a sign of the… Read more
January 17, 2020
Low mortgage rates have helped the housing market get off to a strong start in 2020. Total mortgage application volume increased 30 percent last week as compared to the week… Read more
January 16, 2020
We all know you have to spend money to make money, but in the current stock market, you have to spend more than you have in years. What investors are… 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.