December 14, 2020
Consumer sentiment surveys have shown that Americans are concerned about the current state of the economy, but optimistic about the post-pandemic future. This perhaps explains the recent popularity of “buy… Read more
December 11, 2020
American consumers were feeling more confident in the weeks following Thanksgiving, despite increasing coronavirus cases. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment climbed to 81.4 in the two week… Read more
December 8, 2020
Amid surging coronavirus cases and warnings from health officials, many Americans stayed home for Thanksgiving. This caution sent holiday week gasoline sales to the lowest level since 1997. Gasoline sales… Read more
December 7, 2020
This time last year, few would have thought that Chinese exports to the U.S. would reach new heights. The coronavirus upended expectations, however, and as the pandemic drags on, China… Read more
December 2, 2020
Most financial planners agree that, if possible, most people should wait to start taking Social Security benefits. You are eligible to begin receiving benefits at 62, but you will receive… Read more
December 1, 2020
Despite warnings from health officials, U.S. air travel during the Thanksgiving holiday rose to the highest level since the start of the pandemic. According to the Transportation Security Administration, 1.2… 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
September 23, 2022
Britain’s new government announced a sweeping series of tax cuts and stimulus policies today, outlining what it hopes will be a path to economic growth despite high inflation. Unfortunately, UK… Read more
September 22, 2022
A comprehensive gauge that measures the direction of the US economy fell again in August for the sixth straight month, fueling fears that the economy is heading for a recession.… Read more
September 21, 2022
The ranks of the world’s millionaires grew at a rapid pace last year, as strong gains in the stock market and surging home prices built wealth. There were 5.2 million… Read more
September 14, 2022
Mortgage rates broke above 6% this week, reaching their highest level since 2008, straining affordability for buyers and raising alarm bells about a slowdown in the housing market. The average… Read more
September 13, 2022
Inflation unexpectedly rose in August as higher shelter and food costs offset a drop in gas prices, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The consumer price index (CPI), which… Read more
August 26, 2022
The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gague showed that inflation eased slightly last month as fuel costs continued to fall from record highs. The Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index showed an… Read more
August 25, 2022
The US economy contracted at a slightly slower rate in the second quarter than estimated, according to updated data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. The nation’s gross domestic… Read more
August 24, 2022
Inflation in the U.K. could climb as high as 18% by January as the energy prices skyrocket, economists from Citi are projecting. U.K. residents will see an additional 80% increase… 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.