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
December 6, 2022
One of the main drivers of inflation may be about to turn a corner. Surging housing costs, which have kept inflation high this year, have likely already started to decline,… Read more
December 1, 2022
American consumers stepped up their spending in the run-up to the holiday season, taking advantage of higher wages and a slight easing of still-high inflation. Consumer spending jumped by a… 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
July 19, 2019
A recent Fed survey showed just how precarious many American’s finances are. The Fed’s 2018 Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making showed that 40 percent of American households would… Read more
July 18, 2019
With mortgage rates seeing large drops in recent months, and existing inventory historically low, you would think the nation’s homebuilders would be feeling very confident. Despite this, builder confidence in… Read more
July 15, 2019
Second-quarter earnings are beginning to roll in, and one trend is already emerging. While only about 5 percent of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, according to FactSet, more… Read more
July 12, 2019
The first half of the year has Middle-Class Americans feeling less sure about their economic prospects. In a new survey from CUNA Mutual Group, middle-class Americans rated their economic prospects… Read more
July 9, 2019
Demand for rental units in the second quarter was up 11 percent over the same period last year. The surge in demand was unexpected for some economists, who anticipated the… Read more
July 5, 2019
After a weak May, June’s job number rebounded strongly. The U.S. economy added 224,000 jobs in June. This is the best month for job creation since January, and up significantly… Read more
July 2, 2019
The period of recovery that began after the collapse of the housing market is now officially the longest in U.S. history. The current period of economic expansion began in June… Read more
July 1, 2019
Affordability in the housing market is historically low, and many Americans now feel that homeownership will remain beyond their financial reach. A new survey from mortgage company Freddie Mac finds… 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.