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
December 12, 2022
U.S. consumers are feeling more optimistic about inflation amid expectations that both food and energy price increases will be slower in the coming year, according to a New York Federal… 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
December 11, 2019
Consumer prices were up more than expected in November. Prices were up 2.1 percent annually last month, up from October’s 1.8 percent, mainly due to increases in energy and housing… Read more
December 10, 2019
The Canadian economy saw an unexpected loss in jobs last month. Our neighbor to the north shed 71,200 jobs in November, the biggest monthly decline since the financial crisis of… Read more
December 9, 2019
If Realtor.com’s forecast is accurate, next year will be a rough one for the housing market. The housing website is predicting that home sales will drop, home prices will flatten,… Read more
December 5, 2019
The stock market is up more than 20 percent year-to-date and all three major U.S. indexes broke records last month. However, most Americans say the booming market isn’t benefitting them.… Read more
December 4, 2019
This year was already marked by slowing job growth, but the number may be even weaker than initially thought. The monthly job numbers are based on surveys of business hiring,… Read more
December 3, 2019
After six months of contractions, China’s manufacturing saw an unexpected boost in November. While it is too soon to tell if the world’s second-largest economy is back on firm footing,… Read more
November 27, 2019
The U.S. economy grew more over the summer than previously thought. The Commerce Department revised the GDP numbers for the third quarter, showing that the economy grew at a 2.1… Read more
November 26, 2019
Retailers gearing up for Black Friday just got some bad news. A measure of American consumer confidence fell in November, marking the fourth consecutive month of decline. The Conference Board… 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.