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
May 22, 2020
For the first time in more than a quarter-century, China has decided not to issue a GDP growth target for 2020. The move signals that the world’s second-largest economy is… Read more
May 21, 2020
Home sales in April saw the largest month-over-month drop in nearly a decade. Sales of existing homes fell 17.8% from the month before, the largest monthly drop since July 2010.… Read more
May 20, 2020
Most Americans approaching retirement were already underprepared, but the coronavirus lockdown and the ensuing economic downturn have put them even further on the back foot. At the start of 2020,… Read more
May 19, 2020
U.S. workers have lost out on $1.3 trillion in income due to the coronavirus lockdowns, and an average of nearly $9,000 per worker, according to research from Oxford Economics. The… Read more
May 18, 2020
Japan, like most of the world’s developed nations, saw an economic contraction in the first quarter. GDP fell 3.4% in the period from January-March, as the coronavirus outbreak reached the… Read more
May 15, 2020
Consumer spending tumbled by the biggest amount ever in April, falling 16.4%. The decline was far worse than economists had predicted, forecasting a drop of 12.3%. That number would have… 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
April 14, 2021
April is financial literacy month in the U.S., and if one research study is to be believed, we may want to spend more than just one month a year focusing… Read more
April 14, 2021
Yesterday we wrote about the S&P Global FinLit Survey, which analyzed the level of financial literacy worldwide. America’s financial literacy rate was 57%, based on survey respondents’ ability to successfully… Read more
April 12, 2021
The global middle class shrank last year for the first time since the 1990s, according to a recent report from Pew Research. More than 150 million people fell down the… Read more
April 9, 2021
The American Farm Belt is in the midst of a resurgence. Dry weather and strong export demand from China have driven the prices of wheat, corn, and soybeans to their… Read more
March 31, 2021
Home prices have seen the biggest annual gain since before the market crash, and now some economists are calling the pace alarming. Home prices nationally jumped 11.2% in January, according… Read more
March 29, 2021
Consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed in March to the highest level in a year, with consumers expressing the highest level of economic optimism since the pandemic began. The Conference… 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.