April 24, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. fell 8.7% in March, the largest decline since the government started tracking data in 1992. China saw similarly massive declines in sales, but analysts have… Read more
April 22, 2020
More than half of CEOs around the world view the coronavirus as a significant threat to their businesses, but 11% fear that they won’t be able to survive the economic… Read more
April 21, 2020
It makes common sense that Americans are worried right now, but a new survey from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News is shedding light on what they are worried… Read more
April 17, 2020
The fallout of the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated changes and making previously impossible scenarios more likely. One such scenario is an economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies: China… Read more
April 16, 2020
China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to a year prior. This is the first year-over-year contraction since the country began releasing quarterly numbers in… Read more
April 15, 2020
Governments around the world are grappling with when and how to lift social distancing guidelines and business closures. However, the vast majority of Americans plan to wait to return to… Read more
April 14, 2020
The coronavirus has “almost certainly” put the world economy into a recession, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund, noting that the economic contraction would be more… 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
May 13, 2021
Home prices have been climbing at their fastest rate since the 2008 crash. Record-low inventory and massive demand have led to bidding wars fierce competition between potential buyers. Still, the… Read more
May 10, 2021
Over the last year, the price of lumber has exploded. The price for 1000 board feet (bd ft), the standard unit to track prices in the industry, has climbed 377%… Read more
May 6, 2021
Saving for retirement is very personalized. How much you will need depends on a variety of factors like your income, investments, and desired lifestyle in retirement. However, it is only… Read more
May 5, 2021
Last year saw 493 newly minted billionaires, bringing the total number to 2,755. Nearly a quarter of them live in just 10 cities, and, for the first time in seven… Read more
April 30, 2021
The U.S. economy grew by 6.4% in the first quarter of 2021, bringing the economy nearly back to its pre-pandemic size. Aside from the third-quarter surge after the initial reopening… Read more
April 28, 2021
Consumer confidence saw a big jump in April, marking the fourth straight month of gains as vaccine distribution accelerates, business restrictions lift, and stimulus payments hit consumers’ bank accounts. The… Read more
April 27, 2021
The median price for an existing home saw a record-breaking annual price in March, jumping 18.4% to $334,500. The surge in prices is being driven by record-low inventory and ultra-low… Read more
April 26, 2021
As pent-up consumers demand drives economic growth in the coming months, employers may have trouble hiring enough workers to keep up. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that economists expect… 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.