July 25, 2019
While economists continue to discuss the possibility of an impending recession, Americans’ internet searches suggest it may still be a ways off. Analytics group DataTrek examined internet searches and found… Read more
July 23, 2019
Even as much of the economy is showing signs of a slowdown, a key manufacturing metric is showing that there may still be steam left in the economic expansion. After… Read more
July 19, 2019
A recent Fed survey showed just how precarious many American’s finances are. The Fed’s 2018 Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making showed that 40 percent of American households would… Read more
July 18, 2019
With mortgage rates seeing large drops in recent months, and existing inventory historically low, you would think the nation’s homebuilders would be feeling very confident. Despite this, builder confidence in… Read more
July 15, 2019
Second-quarter earnings are beginning to roll in, and one trend is already emerging. While only about 5 percent of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, according to FactSet, more… Read more
July 12, 2019
The first half of the year has Middle-Class Americans feeling less sure about their economic prospects. In a new survey from CUNA Mutual Group, middle-class Americans rated their economic prospects… Read more
July 9, 2019
Demand for rental units in the second quarter was up 11 percent over the same period last year. The surge in demand was unexpected for some economists, who anticipated 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
April 28, 2019
At a recent speaking event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded the alarm about corporate debt. In the event of an economic downturn, she warned that the current levels… Read more
May 13, 2021
Home prices have been climbing at their fastest rate since the 2008 crash. Record-low inventory and massive demand have led to bidding wars fierce competition between potential buyers. Still, the… Read more
May 10, 2021
Over the last year, the price of lumber has exploded. The price for 1000 board feet (bd ft), the standard unit to track prices in the industry, has climbed 377%… Read more
May 6, 2021
Saving for retirement is very personalized. How much you will need depends on a variety of factors like your income, investments, and desired lifestyle in retirement. However, it is only… Read more
May 5, 2021
Last year saw 493 newly minted billionaires, bringing the total number to 2,755. Nearly a quarter of them live in just 10 cities, and, for the first time in seven… Read more
April 30, 2021
The U.S. economy grew by 6.4% in the first quarter of 2021, bringing the economy nearly back to its pre-pandemic size. Aside from the third-quarter surge after the initial reopening… Read more
April 28, 2021
Consumer confidence saw a big jump in April, marking the fourth straight month of gains as vaccine distribution accelerates, business restrictions lift, and stimulus payments hit consumers’ bank accounts. The… Read more
April 27, 2021
The median price for an existing home saw a record-breaking annual price in March, jumping 18.4% to $334,500. The surge in prices is being driven by record-low inventory and ultra-low… Read more
April 26, 2021
As pent-up consumers demand drives economic growth in the coming months, employers may have trouble hiring enough workers to keep up. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that economists expect… 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.