March 4, 2020
The current economic expansion, now in its eleventh year, has shown the resiliency of the American economy. Unemployment is at a historic low and economic growth has remained consistent, if… Read more
March 3, 2020
The Federal Reserve implemented an emergency cut this morning in an effort to halt to the economic fallout of the coronavirus. The cut seemed to do little to calm a… Read more
March 2, 2020
American manufacturing is back on the decline. Recent months have shown promising signs of expansion for the sector after last year’s trade war and global economic slowdown. Now, fears about… Read more
February 28, 2020
Americans reined in their spending in January, even though they were making more money. Consumer spending increased just 0.2 percent last month, down from December’s 0.4 percent increase. The increase… Read more
February 27, 2020
After implementing a series of insurance cuts to combat a global slowdown last year, the Federal Reserve announced that they were adopting a “wait and see” approach to future cuts.… Read more
February 25, 2020
Consumer confidence got a much smaller than expected bump in February, as consumers’ view of the current economy softened. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index came in at 130.7 for… Read more
February 24, 2020
Concerns about the spread of coronavirus and its impact on global supply chains have roiled the markets. U.S. bond yields are dropping fast, and pulling mortgage rates down with them.… Read more
February 21, 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread to new countries, the International Monetary Fund is trying to determine the outbreak’s impact on global growth. They have estimated that the impact of… 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.