June 9, 2020
The coronavirus hit the retail industry hard and could result in as many as 25,000 retail stores closing this year. According to research from Coresight, 2020 is on track to… Read more
June 8, 2020
The U.S. economy defied expectations in May by adding nearly 2.5 million jobs instead of shedding millions more, as economists had predicted. The data comes as one of the clearest… Read more
June 3, 2020
The sales of newly built homes were increased by almost 1% in April, as compared to the previous month. While this may not seem like much, it is massive when… Read more
June 2, 2020
Those of us hoping for a swift economic recovery from coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown may have gotten some bad news. According to the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan governmental… Read more
May 29, 2020
Concerns about coronavirus have Americans saving more money than ever before. The personal savings rate, which tracks how much of Americans’ disposable income is being saved, reached a record high… Read more
May 28, 2020
More than 2.1 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, down from the 2.4 million claims filed the week before. This marks the eighth consecutive week that has… 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.