January 13, 2021
Consumer prices were up 0.4% in December from the previous month, and 1.4% higher than they were a year prior. “Core” prices, which leave out volatile categories like food and… Read more
January 12, 2021
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, more Americans were shopping online in 2020. Online purchases during the 2020 holiday season grew 32.2% over the year before, reaching a record $188.2 billion,… Read more
January 11, 2021
With municipal budgets battered by the coronavirus crisis, city and state governments are borrowing more. Issuances of bonds for new projects climbed to $252 billion last year, according to data… Read more
January 7, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, the majority of Americans turned to their retirement savings to get by. A recent survey from Kiplinger’s found that 60% of Americans withdrew… Read more
January 6, 2021
The amount of currency in circulation increased last year at a rate not seen since World War II. As part of the fiscal and monetary response to the coronavirus, the… Read more
January 4, 2021
Economists expect 2021 to get off to a shaky start, but they have high hopes for the second half of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal’s most recent… 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
October 26, 2020
The number of U.S. households without a bank account fell in recent years. According to a biennial survey the FDIC conducts, the unbanked rate fell from 6.5% in 2017 to… Read more
October 22, 2020
The number of Americans who filed a continuing claim for unemployment benefits fell by more than 1 million during the week ending October 10. This brings the total number to… Read more
October 20, 2020
Shoppers are hoping to make fewer stops this holiday season as coronavirus anxiety remains on their minds. A new survey found that, on average, consumers are planning to go to… Read more
October 19, 2020
China’s economy grew by 4.9% in the third quarter as compared to a year earlier. Though the numbers fall short of the 5.3% projected by economists who were polled by… Read more
October 16, 2020
Even before the pandemic hit, India’s economic growth was slowing. When the virus hit the nation, the economy contracted by nearly one-quarter, the biggest drop for any of the world’s… Read more
October 14, 2020
In a recent interview with CNBC, Economic Cycle Research Institute co-founder Lakshman Achuthan discussed the rising trend in inflation that he expects. According to the group’s proprietary U.S. future inflation… Read more
October 13, 2020
With Congress deadlocked on another stimulus package, some economists worry that consumer spending may fall, throwing the economic recovery off track. The good news, however, is that Americans have been… Read more
October 12, 2020
With more than 10 million jobs lost since the start of the pandemic, the job market remains tight. Many Americans, however, are not waiting for jobs to return, opting to… 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.