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
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
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
January 26, 2023
The U.S. economy showed surprising resilience at the end of 2022, weathering rampant inflation, higher interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainty, even as questions persist over whether growth will turn negative… Read more
January 19, 2023
Retail spending declined in December at the fastest pace of 2022, ending the holiday shopping season on a sour note, as higher interest rates, persistent inflation, and concerns about an… Read more
January 17, 2023
The World Bank has substantially cut its global growth forecasts for 2023, citing broadly worsening economic conditions since its previous projections made in mid-2022. The group’s latest Global Economics Prospect… Read more
January 3, 2023
The U.K. economy is expected to see a contraction in 2023 that will be nearly as deep as that of Russia, economists expect, as the nation grapples with surging inflation… Read more
December 12, 2022
U.S. consumers are feeling more optimistic about inflation amid expectations that both food and energy price increases will be slower in the coming year, according to a New York Federal… Read more
December 6, 2022
One of the main drivers of inflation may be about to turn a corner. Surging housing costs, which have kept inflation high this year, have likely already started to decline,… Read more
December 1, 2022
American consumers stepped up their spending in the run-up to the holiday season, taking advantage of higher wages and a slight easing of still-high inflation. Consumer spending jumped by a… 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.