April 27, 2020
The number of out of work Americans is staggering, with more than 25 million workers filing for unemployment as businesses shut down to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, a… Read more
April 24, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. fell 8.7% in March, the largest decline since the government started tracking data in 1992. China saw similarly massive declines in sales, but analysts have… Read more
April 22, 2020
More than half of CEOs around the world view the coronavirus as a significant threat to their businesses, but 11% fear that they won’t be able to survive the economic… Read more
April 21, 2020
It makes common sense that Americans are worried right now, but a new survey from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News is shedding light on what they are worried… Read more
April 17, 2020
The fallout of the coronavirus outbreak has accelerated changes and making previously impossible scenarios more likely. One such scenario is an economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies: China… Read more
April 16, 2020
China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter of 2020 as compared to a year prior. This is the first year-over-year contraction since the country began releasing quarterly numbers in… Read more
April 15, 2020
Governments around the world are grappling with when and how to lift social distancing guidelines and business closures. However, the vast majority of Americans plan to wait to return to… 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.