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
August 8, 2019
America’s collective $1.5 trillion student debt burden is making young people wait to start a family, but even when they do, they are struggling to pay off their debt and… Read more
August 6, 2019
A volatile twelve months of ups and downs have amounted to very little growth, as the stock market today is exactly where it was one year ago. The S&P 500… Read more
August 5, 2019
Despite the increasing trade tensions between China and the U.S., America’s deficit with its trading partners remained largely unchanged in June. The month saw a $55.2 billion deficit, down just… Read more
August 2, 2019
The American economy added 164,000 jobs in July, according to the Labor Department. This is just shy of the 165,000 that economists had forecast. This brings the total labor force… Read more
July 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve cut the benchmark interest rate by one quarter-point, hoping to avoid an economic slowdown. The central bank views the cut as a preventative measure, based not on… Read more
July 29, 2019
Share buybacks are expected to hit nearly $1 trillion this year, and companies are racking up debt to fuel these repurchases. Goldman Sachs is projecting that S&P 500 companies will… Read more
July 25, 2019
While economists continue to discuss the possibility of an impending recession, Americans’ internet searches suggest it may still be a ways off. Analytics group DataTrek examined internet searches and found… 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.