July 23, 2020
Today has been awash in headlines declaring that more people filed for unemployment last week than the week before, a worrying reversal in the downward trend and a potential sign… Read more
July 22, 2020
Sales of existing homes increased by nearly 21% in June as compared with May. This is the largest monthly increase since monthly data began to be tracked in 1968. The… Read more
July 20, 2020
The labor market saw a faster-than-expected rebound between March and June. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits spiked when the virus forced the economy to shut down. The massive 6.8 million… Read more
July 17, 2020
The U.S. housing market has proven to be especially resilient during the coronavirus outbreak, and homebuilders are feeling as confident now as they were before the pandemic. Homebuilder sentiment jumped… Read more
July 15, 2020
The strong rebound and optimistic hopes for a rapid economic recovery have begun to fade, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book survey. The survey, based on anecdotal evidence… Read more
July 13, 2020
The coronavirus has hit the United Kingdom’s economy particularly hard. The nation’s total economic output, GDP, was fell more than 20% in May, following a 6% contraction in April. Those… Read more
July 10, 2020
As the economy continues to find its footing, millions of Americans are finding themselves falling behind. In July, 32% of households either missed their housing payment or paid only a… 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.