January 15, 2019
While most Americans ages 40-59 were able to save for retirement in 2018, doing so wasn’t their most pressing financial concern. A new survey conducted by the AARP and the… Read more
January 11, 2019
As gasoline prices plunge, U.S. consumer prices in December decreased for the first time in over nine months. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.1 percent last month. This is… Read more
January 10, 2019
A new survey from the Wall Street Journal found that economists, on average, 56.6 percent of economists expect the U.S. economy to enter a recession by 2020. A quarter sees… Read more
January 8, 2019
December saw American’s feeling about the housing market sour. The number of Americans who think it’s a good time to buy a home fell precipitously last month, according to Fannie… Read more
January 3, 2019
American manufacturing growth saw a precipitous drop in December, adding to concerns that the economy may be cooling. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index fell to 54.1 last… Read more
January 2, 2019
2018 saw mortgage rates climb steadily higher, which has had a real impact on the potential homes available to buyers. A new study from Zillow shows just how profound this… 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
January 25, 2021
A huge shortage of shipping containers has caused delays and caused prices to skyrocket for goods from China. Disruptions from the pandemic, coupled with the surge in e-commerce, has led… Read more
January 21, 2021
In a move few would have predicted in the early days of the pandemic, investors flocked to initial public offerings are a record rate in 2020. Companies raised $167.2 billion… Read more
January 20, 2021
Homebuilder confidence reached a record high a few months ago when the pandemic sent city-dwellers flocking to the suburbs. Now, the increasing costs of construction are eroding confidence. Builder confidence… Read more
January 19, 2021
U.S retail sales continued to slow in December, as surging COVID numbers and business restrictions kept consumers from spending. Retail sales fell 0.7% last month, according to the Commerce Department.… Read more
January 13, 2021
Consumer prices were up 0.4% in December from the previous month, and 1.4% higher than they were a year prior. “Core” prices, which leave out volatile categories like food and… Read more
January 12, 2021
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, more Americans were shopping online in 2020. Online purchases during the 2020 holiday season grew 32.2% over the year before, reaching a record $188.2 billion,… Read more
January 11, 2021
With municipal budgets battered by the coronavirus crisis, city and state governments are borrowing more. Issuances of bonds for new projects climbed to $252 billion last year, according to data… Read more
January 7, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, the majority of Americans turned to their retirement savings to get by. A recent survey from Kiplinger’s found that 60% of Americans withdrew… 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.