February 19, 2020
After the financial crisis, Americans started saving more. Now, 11 years into the current economic expansion, they are still saving. In the fourth quarter of 2019 Americans saved 7.7 percent… Read more
February 18, 2020
The world’s third-largest suffered a big setback in the final months of last year. Japan’s economy contracted at an annualized rate of 6.3 percent in the October-December quarter, much worse… Read more
February 14, 2020
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has sparked panic in the stock market, but American consumers don’t seem concerned. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for February was at… Read more
February 7, 2020
A booming labor market is pulling in new workers at a record rate. In recent months, nearly three-fourths of all new hires came from outside the workforce, meaning they were… Read more
February 6, 2020
After a long slowdown, global manufacturing has finally begun to show signs of stabilization. Factories in Asia and Europe have been slowing their decline, and U.S. manufacturing hit an important… Read more
February 5, 2020
Most economists have softened on the likelihood of an impending recession, but a new research project from MIT has raised the probability. Researchers have used scientific methods to develop a… 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
November 23, 2020
With multiple viable vaccines on the horizon, many are hopeful that consumers will be eager to resume regular activity, especially for the hardest-hit parts of the economy like travel and… Read more
November 20, 2020
Much has been made about struggling renters and the accumulation of back rent that many face, but it’s not just residential real estate, but commercial too that is dealing with… Read more
November 17, 2020
Retail sales increased less than expected last month, leaving some analysts worried that growth will continue to slow as coronavirus cases continue to climb. Sales for the month were up… Read more
November 13, 2020
Americans’ view of the economy has worsened in recent weeks, as coronavirus cases surge. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment fell to 77 during the two weeks ending… Read more
November 12, 2020
Despite uncertainty regarding a new Presidential administration and a surge of coronavirus cases, economists remain confident about the economy’s overall health, according to the Wall Street Journal’s most recent economist… Read more
November 11, 2020
The U.K.’s economic recovery is on track to lag behind other European nations and the U.S. The nation’s economy grew by 15.5% in the third quarter, far less than other… 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.