August 20, 2020
Talks about another round of stimulus spending have stalled out in Washington, and American families, workers, and investors are all wondering what it will take for Congress to finally act.… Read more
August 19, 2020
Local governments have had their finances upended by the coronavirus, and The Wall Street Journal now reports that many municipalities are struggling to service their debts. Revenues from universities, convention… Read more
August 18, 2020
Much has been made of the American dollar’s depreciation in recent months, but the dollar’s losses pale in comparison to some currencies from emerging markets. The Wall Street Journal is… Read more
August 17, 2020
Much has been written about the impressive rally that gold has had recently, but copper has had an even more impressive run. The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) has noted… Read more
August 11, 2020
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the coronavirus will have an even bigger impact on global oil demand than previously thought, based on their analysis of OPEC’s latest projections.… Read more
August 10, 2020
Despite concerns that the coronavirus would end most small businesses, small business owners are feeling confident about their chances. In a recent CNBC survey of small businesses, 64% of business… Read more
August 7, 2020
Following two months of record gains, job growth slowed in July, but the month’s numbers still beat Wall Street expectations and allayed some concerns that the increase in coronavirus cases… 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
January 13, 2021
Consumer prices were up 0.4% in December from the previous month, and 1.4% higher than they were a year prior. “Core” prices, which leave out volatile categories like food and… Read more
January 12, 2021
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, more Americans were shopping online in 2020. Online purchases during the 2020 holiday season grew 32.2% over the year before, reaching a record $188.2 billion,… Read more
January 11, 2021
With municipal budgets battered by the coronavirus crisis, city and state governments are borrowing more. Issuances of bonds for new projects climbed to $252 billion last year, according to data… Read more
January 7, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, the majority of Americans turned to their retirement savings to get by. A recent survey from Kiplinger’s found that 60% of Americans withdrew… Read more
January 6, 2021
The amount of currency in circulation increased last year at a rate not seen since World War II. As part of the fiscal and monetary response to the coronavirus, the… Read more
January 4, 2021
Economists expect 2021 to get off to a shaky start, but they have high hopes for the second half of the year, according to the Wall Street Journal’s most recent… Read more
December 30, 2020
Home prices in October grew at the fastest pace in years, as sky-high demand and record-low inventory drive prices up. Prices were 7.9% in October than they were twelve months… 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.