February 4, 2021
A persistently high infection rate, prolonged shutdowns, and slow vaccine rollout have held the European economy back, even as the U.S. and China are rebounding. A recent spate of data… Read more
February 2, 2021
The government expects U.S. economic growth to recover “rapidly” following the vaccine rollout. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects GDP to return to its pre-pandemic size by the middle… Read more
January 29, 2021
After a year pent up, tourists are eager to start traveling again this year, but business travelers may not be making reservations any time soon. According to the American Hotel… Read more
January 28, 2021
Economic growth in the year’s end was not enough to make up for the pandemic’s impact earlier in the year, leaving GDP down for the year. On a year-over-year basis,… Read more
January 27, 2021
India, one of the hardest-hit nations during the pandemic, has seen case numbers plunge and lifted most restrictions, but consumers are still in crisis mode, according to a recent report… Read more
January 26, 2021
High demand and low supply are driving home prices higher than ever. Nationally, prices increased 9.5% in November as compared to a year prior, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller… Read more
January 25, 2021
A huge shortage of shipping containers has caused delays and caused prices to skyrocket for goods from China. Disruptions from the pandemic, coupled with the surge in e-commerce, has led… Read more
January 21, 2021
In a move few would have predicted in the early days of the pandemic, investors flocked to initial public offerings are a record rate in 2020. Companies raised $167.2 billion… Read more
January 20, 2021
Homebuilder confidence reached a record high a few months ago when the pandemic sent city-dwellers flocking to the suburbs. Now, the increasing costs of construction are eroding confidence. Builder confidence… 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
May 20, 2022
The prices of new homes in China fell for the first time in more than six years, as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown continues to weigh on one of the nation’s biggest… Read more
May 19, 2022
Surging mortgage rates, sky-high prices, and low inventory are weighing heavily on prospective buyers and builders alike as several key gauges of the housing market have fallen to the lowest… Read more
May 17, 2022
Gas prices continue to surge, and the annual amount American households are spending to fill their tank is nearly double what it was last year. U.S. households are now spending… Read more
May 12, 2022
Concerns about inflation have U.S. consumers feeling worse than they have in more than a decade. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 59.1 from 65.2 in April,… Read more
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… 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.