November 3, 2020
Even with unemployment high and consumer confidence lower than pre-pandemic levels, American shoppers plan to spend about the same amount on gifts this holiday season. On average, shoppers plan to… Read more
November 2, 2020
A shift toward spending on goods like automobiles during the pandemic has caused an acceleration in American manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) index of national factory activity increased… Read more
October 29, 2020
After a historic GDP contraction in the second quarter, caused by the pandemic and ensuing economic shutdown, expectations for the third quarter were high. The U.S. economy managed to top… Read more
October 28, 2020
After hitting a record high the month before, the U.S. trade deficit in goods fell slightly in September. The gap fell to $79.4 billion from $83 billion. Economists had expected… Read more
October 26, 2020
The number of U.S. households without a bank account fell in recent years. According to a biennial survey the FDIC conducts, the unbanked rate fell from 6.5% in 2017 to… 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
September 22, 2021
As a massive infrastructure spending bill winds its way through Congress, state and local municipalities across the nation must decide how to use the funds they may receive. Unfortunately, research… Read more
September 20, 2021
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCED) has lowered its global growth forecast for the remainder of the year, attributing the slowdown to the Delta variant of the Covid. … Read more
September 13, 2021
The prices that producers paid for goods and services surged in August at the fastest annual pace since at least 2010, according to the Labor Department. The producer price index… Read more
September 10, 2021
Homeownership has always been an important part of the American dream, but for many, it is feeling increasingly unobtainable, according to a recent survey from Lending Tree. The survey found… Read more
September 8, 2021
Most retirees are holding off on tapping their nest eggs until they are required by law to do so, according to new research from J.P. Morgan and the Employee Benefit… Read more
September 7, 2021
As the shortage of crucial semiconductor chips drags on, the automotive industry continues to face massive headwinds, and unfortunately, the problem shows no sign of relenting any time soon. U.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.