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
October 8, 2019
Millennials, long derided for being irresponsible with money, may be harming the economy by not spending enough. The idea comes from research conducted by Raymond James. Data shows that the… Read more
October 7, 2019
When you’re retired, whether you’re relying on Social Security or your own retirement funds, you’re probably living on a fixed income. Unfortunately, the cost of living will continue to rise.… Read more
October 3, 2019
If you need to use an ATM not in your bank’s network, it’s going to cost you more than it ever has before. The average fee for using an out-of-network… Read more
October 2, 2019
The growth of income has not kept pace with the increasing cost of most cars. In an effort to purchase ever more expensive cars, while maintaining the illusion of affordability… Read more
October 1, 2019
The current currency system could be upended in the near future, as central banks around the world begin to explore issuing their own digital currency. A lengthy report from the… Read more
September 30, 2019
The American consumer has been the pillar propping up the U.S. economy, even as concerns about a global slowdown and manufacturing slump tamp down growth. However, they are starting to… Read more
For Millennials, Buying a Home is Less Affordable, but Renting is Cheaper than it Was for Past Generations
September 26, 2019
Home prices are rising faster than incomes, meaning that buying a house is increasingly unaffordable for young people. A new report from HireAHelper analyzed U.S. census data and looked at… 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.