September 3, 2020
One of the longest economic expansions on record has finally come to an end. Australia’s economy has not entered a recession since 1991, even managing to avoid a major stumble… Read more
September 2, 2020
In the wake of the pandemic, stimulus spending and shrinking tax revenue have supercharged the level of government debt. Debt has already reached the highest level relative to the size… Read more
September 1, 2020
As the pandemic shutdown offices across the country and working from home became the norm, one silver lining to the disruption was the elimination of the daily commute. The Federal… Read more
August 31, 2020
Much has been made of the increase in individual or retail investors and the impact it can have on the stock market. The Wall Street Journal recently analyzed some of… Read more
August 28, 2020
The strength of U.S. tech stocks has grown to the point where the sector alone is worth more than the value of Europe’s total stock market. According to Bank of… Read more
August 27, 2020
Chinese citizens moved $50 billion out of the country in the last 12 months, using cryptocurrency to get around the nation’s rules. China limits the amount of money citizens can… Read more
August 26, 2020
Fears about a possible “double-dip” or “W” shaped recovery got an unfortunate bit of support recently, as data shows the number of small businesses open falling substantially in recent weeks.… Read more
August 25, 2020
U.S. consumer confidence fell for the second consecutive month, dropping to the lowest level since 2014. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell to 84.8 in August, down from July’s… Read more
August 24, 2020
Economists are concerned about growing debt levels in the U.S. and see a double-dip recession as a possibility, according to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). In the semiannual… 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.