July 2, 2021
Older Americans have spent decades building their nest eggs, accumulating a massive stockpile of money. Americans over the age of 70 had a net worth of almost $35 trillion as… Read more
July 1, 2021
Despite the challenges of 2020, wealth continued to grow around the globe, in some areas more than others. For the first time in five years, North America overtook the Asia-Pacific… Read more
June 28, 2021
Coal has risen to the highest price in a decade, despite pledges from governments around the world to reduce carbon emissions. The Wall Street Journal attributes the soaring prices to… Read more
June 25, 2021
The Commerce Department announced that consumer prices climbed 3.9% in May as compared to a year before. While this is a steep increase, it is not as severe as the… Read more
June 24, 2021
The U.S. economy’s robust rebound is likely to make the country the world’s top destination for foreign investors this year and next, according to the United Nations, as overseas companies… Read more
June 22, 2021
You have probably never heard of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), but you have almost certainly purchased their products. TSMC has a market cap of $550 billion, making it the… Read more
June 21, 2021
The post-pandemic economic recovery has been challenged by supply constraints, supply-chain disruptions, labor shortages, and pent-up consumer demand fueled by fiscal stimulus. While many economists expected the economy to shake… Read more
June 17, 2021
China’s economic growth moderated last month as year-over-year comparisons to the early days of the pandemic became less flattering and a fresh wave of coronavirus infections kept consumers out of… Read more
July 12, 2022
For decades, the rise of China has been treated as something of a fait accompli. Economists, politicians and academics have wondered not if, but only when, China would surpass the… 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
January 26, 2023
The U.S. economy showed surprising resilience at the end of 2022, weathering rampant inflation, higher interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty, even as questions persist over whether growth will turn negative… Read more
January 19, 2023
Retail spending declined in December at the fastest pace of 2022, ending the holiday shopping season on a sour note, as higher interest rates, persistent inflation, and concerns about an… Read more
January 17, 2023
The World Bank has substantially cut its global growth forecasts for 2023, citing broadly worsening economic conditions since its previous projections made in mid-2022. The group’s latest Global Economics Prospect… Read more
January 3, 2023
The U.K. economy is expected to see a contraction in 2023 that will be nearly as deep as that of Russia, economists expect, as the nation grapples with surging inflation… Read more
December 12, 2022
U.S. consumers are feeling more optimistic about inflation amid expectations that both food and energy price increases will be slower in the coming year, according to a New York Federal… Read more
December 6, 2022
One of the main drivers of inflation may be about to turn a corner. Surging housing costs, which have kept inflation high this year, have likely already started to decline,… Read more
December 1, 2022
American consumers stepped up their spending in the run-up to the holiday season, taking advantage of higher wages and a slight easing of still-high inflation. Consumer spending jumped by a… 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.