September 15, 2023
American consumers’ view of the economy ended the summer on a down note, as consumer sentiment edged lower for the second straight month, but their outlook improved somewhat amid falling… Read more
September 14, 2023
Consumer prices climbed in August at the fastest pace in more than a year amid a sharp increase in energy costs, highlighting inflation’s choppy decline and the uncertainty around the… Read more
September 12, 2023
401(k) plans are one of the most common and effective ways that workers can save for retirement, but a new survey showed that many Americans skip out on contributions altogether,… Read more
September 11, 2023
American consumers are worried about their access to consumer loans, credit cards, and mortgages amid high interest rates and tighter lending standards, according to a new report from the New… Read more
September 8, 2023
A rebounding stock market and climbing home prices helped push U.S. household net worth to a record high in the second quarter, according to new Federal Reserve data. The nation’s… Read more
September 6, 2023
Policymakers at the U.S. central bank have been hesitant to declare victory over inflation, preferring a wait-and-see approach to the prospect of additional rate hikes. The Chicago branch of the… Read more
September 5, 2023
By their nature, financial markets are forward-looking. Entire narratives spin out of economic data points as investors try to determine the near- and long-term trajectories of companies, nations, and even… Read more
August 25, 2023
Estate planning is something that many of us may not want to think about for years or even decades. Unfortunately, changes to the tax code are creating a sense of… 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
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
November 22, 2019
Americans are staying put. New data from the Census Bureau shows that fewer Americans are moving to a new home more than ever before. Over the last year, only 9.8… 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.