June 23, 2020
The U.S. housing market continues to perform well, despite the coronavirus outbreak. After a brief slowdown in March amid the larger economic shutdown, sales of newly built homes surged in… Read more
June 22, 2020
Economies across the globe are beginning to stabilize following the coronavirus shutdown. This month’s surveys of purchasing managers showed both manufacturing and service-sector output rebounding following the record-low readings of… Read more
June 19, 2020
The housing market seems to the one aspect of the economy that has escaped the coronavirus outbreak relatively unscathed. Sales in recent months have been much better than analysts’ dire… Read more
June 18, 2020
An additional 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, as the fallout from the coronavirus continues to ravage the job market. The number topped the 1.3 million that economists… Read more
June 17, 2020
As part of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis, those on unemployment are currently receiving an extra $600 in benefits. This supplement is set to expire in July, and… Read more
June 16, 2020
Retail sales were expected to have a big month as stores across the nation reopened following the coronavirus pandemic. They easily shattered those expectations though, jumping 17.7% for the month.… Read more
June 12, 2020
The majority of economists in the Wall Street Journal’s most recent economic survey thought that the economic recovery in the U.S. will start soon, if it has not already. More… Read more
June 10, 2020
While it seemed like a foregone conclusion, the American economy officially entered a recession in February amid the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration comes from the National Bureau of Economic Research. … 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.