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
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 25, 2021
A huge shortage of shipping containers has caused delays and caused prices to skyrocket for goods from China. Disruptions from the pandemic, coupled with the surge in e-commerce, has led… Read more
January 21, 2021
In a move few would have predicted in the early days of the pandemic, investors flocked to initial public offerings are a record rate in 2020. Companies raised $167.2 billion… Read more
January 20, 2021
Homebuilder confidence reached a record high a few months ago when the pandemic sent city-dwellers flocking to the suburbs. Now, the increasing costs of construction are eroding confidence. Builder confidence… Read more
January 19, 2021
U.S retail sales continued to slow in December, as surging COVID numbers and business restrictions kept consumers from spending. Retail sales fell 0.7% last month, according to the Commerce Department.… 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
“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.