June 17, 2021
China’s economic growth moderated last month as year-over-year comparisons to the early days of the pandemic became less flattering and a fresh wave of coronavirus infections kept consumers out of… Read more
June 15, 2021
While China and the United States’ economies have seen a marked recovery following the pandemic, lagging vaccination rates and new viral variants have caused Europe’s economy to lag. The prolonged… Read more
June 14, 2021
In the early days of the pandemic, when businesses shuttered and millions were laid off, many Americans opted to take early retirement instead of looking for new work. Now, as… Read more
June 11, 2021
As things start to return to normal in the U.S. and other western economies, a fresh outbreak in parts of Asia is threatening to disrupt manufacturing and shipping, weighing on… Read more
June 8, 2021
With record-high prices and record-low inventory, now is a tough time to be buying a home, and Americans are less optimistic about the market than they have ever been, according… Read more
June 7, 2021
It is becoming increasingly common for Americans, especially young ones, to switch employers or careers several times during their working lives. One downside that comes with such moves is that… Read more
June 4, 2021
Job creation disappointed in May, with the economy adding 559,000 new jobs, according to the Labor Department. Economists had expected an increase of 671,000. This follows on April’s big disappointment,… 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
April 28, 2019
At a recent speaking event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded the alarm about corporate debt. In the event of an economic downturn, she warned that the current levels… Read more
November 8, 2018
Baby Boomers are heading into retirement with little savings and high debt, according to a new report from Stanford’s Center on Longevity. The study found that, as of 2014, when… Read more
November 7, 2018
Low inventories and higher interest rates are making it harder for Americans to become homeowners, but a new study reveals that those who opt to rent instead are more likely… Read more
November 6, 2018
There were just over 7 million job openings in September, according to the Labor Department’s Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). This is down slightly from August, which saw… Read more
November 1, 2018
Unemployment is at the lowest level in decades, wages are increasing, and consumer sentiment is high, but a new study shows that many Americans are struggling to pay bills, manage… Read more
October 30, 2018
The total number of billionaires in the world is growing. According to a new report from the Swiss banking group UBS and consultancy firm PwC, as of 2017, there were… Read more
October 29, 2018
As the housing market continues to lag behind the other sectors of the economy, more homeowners are deciding to just stay put. According to a new report from Attom Data… Read more
October 26, 2018
The U.S. economy looks to be continuing its strong performance. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent last quarter. Economists had expected a 3.4 percent… 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.