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
December 13, 2018
Applications for a mortgage to purchase new homes fell in November, resulting in an 11 percent drop from the same month a year ago. Given the monthly decline, the Mortgage… Read more
December 12, 2018
The total available jobs remained at 7.08 million for October, unchanged from the previous month. This is the second-highest level in the history of the Labor Department’s Job Openings and… Read more
December 11, 2018
Small-business owners were feeling less optimistic in November, citing concerns about an economic slowdown and tightening labor market. The National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index dropped… Read more
December 10, 2018
While the most recent job creation numbers were a bit of a disappointment, one cause for celebration was the overall unemployment rate holding steady. Many headlines have noted that, at… Read more
December 6, 2018
The gap between what the U.S. sells and buys from foreign countries grew by 1.7 percent in October, to a seasonally adjusted $55.5 billion. This marks the fifth straight month… Read more
December 5, 2018
A new survey has found that while Americans spend a great deal of time dreaming about their retirement, they don’t do much to ensure those dreams will be real. The… Read more
December 4, 2018
New claims for jobless benefits increased last week to levels not seen since May. This marks the third straight week that claims have risen unexpectedly, which could raise concerns that… Read more
December 3, 2018
Saving enough to ensure a financially secure retirement can be difficult, and while most of us know that we should save early and often, young workers are showing that there’s… 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.