August 27, 2020
Chinese citizens moved $50 billion out of the country in the last 12 months, using cryptocurrency to get around the nation’s rules. China limits the amount of money citizens can… Read more
August 26, 2020
Fears about a possible “double-dip” or “W” shaped recovery got an unfortunate bit of support recently, as data shows the number of small businesses open falling substantially in recent weeks.… Read more
August 25, 2020
U.S. consumer confidence fell for the second consecutive month, dropping to the lowest level since 2014. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell to 84.8 in August, down from July’s… Read more
August 24, 2020
Economists are concerned about growing debt levels in the U.S. and see a double-dip recession as a possibility, according to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). In the semiannual… Read more
August 21, 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, more than 3 million Americans between the ages of 55 and 70 have left the labor force, according to research from the Schwartz… Read more
August 20, 2020
Talks about another round of stimulus spending have stalled out in Washington, and American families, workers, and investors are all wondering what it will take for Congress to finally act.… Read more
August 19, 2020
Local governments have had their finances upended by the coronavirus, and The Wall Street Journal now reports that many municipalities are struggling to service their debts. Revenues from universities, convention… Read more
August 18, 2020
Much has been made of the American dollar’s depreciation in recent months, but the dollar’s losses pale in comparison to some currencies from emerging markets. The Wall Street Journal is… Read more
August 17, 2020
Much has been written about the impressive rally that gold has had recently, but copper has had an even more impressive run. The Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) has noted… 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.