January 10, 2020
The U.S. job market ended 2019 on a down note. The economy added 145,000 jobs last month, falling short of economist predictions of 160,000 new jobs. The unemployment rate remained… Read more
January 8, 2020
The shortage of homes for sale accelerated at the end of the year. The supply of homes for sale in December was down 12 percent annually, a steep decline from… Read more
January 7, 2020
The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in November, falling to $43.09 billion, below the economist forecast of $43.6 billion. This was down substantially from October’s $46.9 billion, and… Read more
January 3, 2020
U.S. manufacturing is starting 2020 on a down note. December marks the fifth consecutive month that has seen manufacturing shrink as trade tensions continue to dampen the sector. The Institute… Read more
January 2, 2020
Unemployment may be at a decades-long low, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t losing jobs. A new report has found that 2019 saw 62,100 jobs lost due to the employer… Read more
December 30, 2019
The standard age for retirement has traditionally been 65. While changes to Social Security have gradually edged that number higher, most Americans have long seen 65 as the age that… 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.