May 20, 2022
The prices of new homes in China fell for the first time in more than six years, as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown continues to weigh on one of the nation’s biggest… Read more
May 19, 2022
Surging mortgage rates, sky-high prices, and low inventory are weighing heavily on prospective buyers and builders alike as several key gauges of the housing market have fallen to the lowest… Read more
May 17, 2022
Gas prices continue to surge, and the annual amount American households are spending to fill their tank is nearly double what it was last year. U.S. households are now spending… Read more
May 12, 2022
Concerns about inflation have U.S. consumers feeling worse than they have in more than a decade. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 59.1 from 65.2 in April,… Read more
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… 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
October 16, 2018
Student loan debt is a much-discussed issue for Millennials, but a new study shows that it is also getting in the way of other generations’ major life milestones and their… Read more
October 15, 2018
A new study conducted by the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis has found that two in five middle-class workers and their spouses will be downwardly mobile in retirement, falling… Read more
October 10, 2018
A new survey commissioned by TD Ameritrade has revealed that Americans have lofty ambitions for their retirement years, but are unsure about their finances. Of the 2,002 people surveyed, 8… Read more
October 9, 2018
The National Federation of Independent Business’s small-business optimism index fell by 0.9 in September after reaching a 45-year high in August. The seasonally adjusted level for the month came in… Read more
October 8, 2018
ATTOM Data Solutions has released its U.S. Home Affordability Index for Q3 2018, and it shows that U.S. home prices are at their most unaffordable level since 2008. The report… Read more
September Job Growth Comes in Below Expectations, But Unemployment Drops to Lowest Level in Almost 50 Years
October 5, 2018
Nonfarm payrolls for September increased by 134,000, according to Labor Department figures released today. This number is well below the 185,000 increase that economists had expected. The increase was the… Read more
October 4, 2018
August’s U.S. factory order increased by 2.3 percent over the previous month, increasing to $510.5 billion. This is the biggest monthly increase since September 2017. Economists had forecast a slightly… 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.