April 14, 2021
April is financial literacy month in the U.S., and if one research study is to be believed, we may want to spend more than just one month a year focusing… Read more
April 14, 2021
Yesterday we wrote about the S&P Global FinLit Survey, which analyzed the level of financial literacy worldwide. America’s financial literacy rate was 57%, based on survey respondents’ ability to successfully… Read more
April 12, 2021
The global middle class shrank last year for the first time since the 1990s, according to a recent report from Pew Research. More than 150 million people fell down the… Read more
April 9, 2021
The American Farm Belt is in the midst of a resurgence. Dry weather and strong export demand from China have driven the prices of wheat, corn, and soybeans to their… Read more
March 31, 2021
Home prices have seen the biggest annual gain since before the market crash, and now some economists are calling the pace alarming. Home prices nationally jumped 11.2% in January, according… 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
December 28, 2020
Small businesses that have managed to navigate the coronavirus crisis are now facing another challenge in the difficulty of finding loans. As part of the initial stimulus package, the Paycheck… Read more
December 22, 2020
Consumer confidence fell for the second straight month in December, despite the coronavirus vaccine beginning its rollout. Economists have taken the decline as another sign that the economic recovery may… Read more
December 18, 2020
In recent years, the cost of college has increased rapidly. The coronavirus may be finally stemming the tide though. For the 2020-2021 academic year, average tuition and fees for public… Read more
December 16, 2020
Home-builder confidence slipped in December, breaking a three-month-long string of record highs. The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence index fell four points to 86. The index’s three main… Read more
December 14, 2020
Consumer sentiment surveys have shown that Americans are concerned about the current state of the economy, but optimistic about the post-pandemic future. This perhaps explains the recent popularity of “buy… Read more
December 11, 2020
American consumers were feeling more confident in the weeks following Thanksgiving, despite increasing coronavirus cases. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment climbed to 81.4 in the two week… 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.