September 24, 2020
With everyone working from home, tea has become a more popular beverage. It was already the most popular beverage globally, aside from water, with an estimated 3.7 billion cups consumed… Read more
September 23, 2020
The economy has seen a moderate increase in inflation recently, and the Fed rewrote its rules to allow inflation to run higher than its standard 2% target, with some economists… Read more
September 22, 2020
The housing market continues its hot streak, with August following July’s lead in breaking records. Sales of existing homes were up 2.4% for the month for a seasonally adjusted annual… Read more
September 21, 2020
Few would have predicted that following the first quarter’s record drop in household net worth that the second quarter would see a record high. The net worth of American households… Read more
September 18, 2020
In an effort to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus, governments and central banks around the world have enacted massive stimulus policies and changed to monetary policy. While these… Read more
September 16, 2020
The Securities Exchange Commission has announced the latest event in its ongoing program of paying whistleblowers who alert the agency to actionable financial misconduct. The agency will award $10 million… Read more
September 15, 2020
When the coronavirus forced businesses to close earlier in the year, the hope was that most of them would reopen once the threat of the virus passed. Unfortunately, according to… 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
April 28, 2019
At a recent speaking event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded the alarm about corporate debt. In the event of an economic downturn, she warned that the current levels… Read more
June 25, 2020
In gauging the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus, there is a raft of economic data. Economists, investors, and analysts pore over jobs data and consumer spending to better understand the… Read more
June 23, 2020
The U.S. housing market continues to perform well, despite the coronavirus outbreak. After a brief slowdown in March amid the larger economic shutdown, sales of newly built homes surged in… Read more
June 22, 2020
Economies across the globe are beginning to stabilize following the coronavirus shutdown. This month’s surveys of purchasing managers showed both manufacturing and service-sector output rebounding following the record-low readings of… Read more
June 19, 2020
The housing market seems to the one aspect of the economy that has escaped the coronavirus outbreak relatively unscathed. Sales in recent months have been much better than analysts’ dire… Read more
June 18, 2020
An additional 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, as the fallout from the coronavirus continues to ravage the job market. The number topped the 1.3 million that economists… Read more
June 17, 2020
As part of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, those on unemployment are currently receiving an extra $600 in benefits. This supplement is set to expire in July, and… Read more
June 16, 2020
Retail sales were expected to have a big month as stores across the nation reopened following the coronavirus pandemic. They easily shattered those expectations though, jumping 17.7% for the month.… 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.