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
October 24, 2019
Europe’s economic powerhouse continues to struggle as global trade issues weigh on the manufacturing sector. German manufacturing PMI inched up to 41.9 in October, a slight increase over September’s 41.7,… Read more
October 23, 2019
When it comes to retirement preparation, it seems like Boomers and Millennials get the most attention. There is much made of how Boomers are on the cusp of retiring, and… Read more
October 22, 2019
After two strong months of gains, September’s home sales saw an unexpected decline. Sales of existing homes fell 2.2 percent last month, far more than the 0.75 percent drop that… Read more
October 21, 2019
Despite recent periods of volatility, the stock market is climbing back up to near-record highs. That doesn’t mean that wealthy investors are confident though. The most recent of E-Trade’s quarterly… Read more
October 18, 2019
China’s economy grew by 6 percent in the third quarter. This continues the gradual decline that has plagued the world’s second largest economy for the last several years. It also… Read more
October 16, 2019
The housing inventory continues to struggle with availability issues. Inventories of available homes for sale hit a record low a few years back. Following that, lulls in sales allowed the… Read more
October 15, 2019
Leaders from both the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have issued warnings about the deteriorating growth prospects of the world economy. The IMF cut its global growth projections for… Read more
October 14, 2019
As millennials age, Generation Z is becoming the main consumer group that brands are trying to appeal to. The bad news is that teens are spending less than they have… Read more
October 11, 2019
Growing concerns about the possibility of a recession have more Americans opting out of relying on their bank and keeping cash at home instead. A recent MetLife survey found that… 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.