September 18, 2020
In an effort to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus, governments and central banks around the world have enacted massive stimulus policies and changed to monetary policy. While these… Read more
September 16, 2020
The Securities Exchange Commission has announced the latest event in its ongoing program of paying whistleblowers who alert the agency to actionable financial misconduct. The agency will award $10 million… Read more
September 15, 2020
When the coronavirus forced businesses to close earlier in the year, the hope was that most of them would reopen once the threat of the virus passed. Unfortunately, according to… Read more
September 14, 2020
Freelance work is bigger than ever, contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and with 59 million Americans participating in some form of freelance work in the last 12 months,… Read more
September 11, 2020
Consumer prices saw solid gains last month, but economists remain divided over what this means in a post-COVID economy. Consumer prices were up 0.4% from July and1.3% from a year… Read more
September 10, 2020
We wrote recently about the K-shaped recovery, where some aspects of the economy have bounced back quickly, but others struggle to regain their footing after the pandemic. Well, the housing… Read more
September 9, 2020
Tourism and hospitality were some of the hardest hit industries when the virus broke out. While things have recovered somewhat domestically, international travelers are still wary of U.S. destinations, which… Read more
September 8, 2020
After the pandemic and lockdown, economists described the economic recovery in terms of the letter it would look most like. A V-shaped recovery would imply a rapid rebound, while a… Read more
September 4, 2020
The U.S. labor market is continuing to climb back from the pandemic downturn, making up substantial ground in August. The economy added 1.37 million jobs last month, bringing the unemployment… 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.