April 16, 2021
Cardboard packages waiting on doorsteps became a common sight during the pandemic. Amid stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns, Americans turned to online shopping in a big way, and all those… Read more
April 15, 2021
Yesterday we wrote about the S&P Global FinLit Survey, which analyzed the level of financial literacy worldwide. America’s financial literacy rate was 57%, based on survey respondents’ ability to successfully… Read more
April 14, 2021
April is financial literacy month in the U.S., and if one research study is to be believed, we may want to spend more than just one month a year focusing… Read more
April 12, 2021
The global middle class shrank last year for the first time since the 1990s, according to a recent report from Pew Research. More than 150 million people fell down the… Read more
April 9, 2021
The American Farm Belt is in the midst of a resurgence. Dry weather and strong export demand from China have driven the prices of wheat, corn, and soybeans to their… Read more
March 31, 2021
Home prices have seen the biggest annual gain since before the market crash, and now some economists are calling the pace alarming. Home prices nationally jumped 11.2% in January, according… Read more
August 25, 2023
Estate planning is something that many of us may not want to think about for years or even decades. Unfortunately, changes to the tax code are creating a sense 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
September 29, 2023
The Federal Reserve’s preferred indicator of inflation rose less than expected in August, in a welcoming sign that the central bank’s fight against inflation is making progress. When most analysts… Read more
September 27, 2023
Surging prices at the pump are further straining household budgets, leaving many analysts to wonder if high gas prices will lead to a decline in consumer spending or even GDP.… Read more
September 25, 2023
Surging prices among a handful of commodities are stretching consumer budgets and further complicating the Federal Reserve’s fight against inflation. “Soft” commodities are those that are typically grown rather than… Read more
September 22, 2023
As consumers rack up more credit card debt and interest rates climb steadily higher, credit card companies are seeing losses climb at the fastest pace since the Great Recession. Researchers… Read more
September 22, 2023
The typically hot summer homebuying season ended in summer doldrums as home sales slid again in August, but an ultra-low inventory of homes on the market pushed prices higher. Sales… Read more
September 21, 2023
The Federal Reserve is shooting for something it has never accomplished: a soft landing followed by the slowest rate-cutting cycle in history. The central bank left interest rates unchanged at… Read more
September 18, 2023
U.S. retailers are on pace to hire the lowest number of seasonal workers for this holiday season in 15 years, as employers deal with high labor costs and uncertain consumer… Read more
September 15, 2023
American consumers’ view of the economy ended the summer on a down note, as consumer sentiment edged lower for the second straight month, but their outlook improved somewhat amid falling… Read more
September 14, 2023
Consumer prices climbed in August at the fastest pace in more than a year amid a sharp increase in energy costs, highlighting inflation’s choppy decline and the uncertainty around the… 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.