December 16, 2019
Historically low availability of homes, a strong economy, and millennials belated entering the home buying market all combined have homebuilders feeling more confident than they have in decades. Builder confidence… Read more
December 13, 2019
Seniors are declaring bankruptcy at a rate more than double what it was 25 years ago. A recent study from the Social Science Research Network shows that between 1991 and… Read more
December 11, 2019
Consumer prices were up more than expected in November. Prices were up 2.1 percent annually last month, up from October’s 1.8 percent, mainly due to increases in energy and housing… Read more
December 10, 2019
The Canadian economy saw an unexpected loss in jobs last month. Our neighbor to the north shed 71,200 jobs in November, the biggest monthly decline since the financial crisis of… Read more
December 9, 2019
If Realtor.com’s forecast is accurate, next year will be a rough one for the housing market. The housing website is predicting that home sales will drop, home prices will flatten,… Read more
December 5, 2019
The stock market is up more than 20 percent year-to-date and all three major U.S. indexes broke records last month. However, most Americans say the booming market isn’t benefitting them.… Read more
December 4, 2019
This year was already marked by slowing job growth, but the number may be even weaker than initially thought. The monthly job numbers are based on surveys of business hiring,… 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 27, 2022
U.S. consumers’ feelings about the economy deteriorated further in late May, falling to the lowest level in a decade as concerns about inflation weigh on households’ spending intentions. The University… Read more
May 26, 2022
American households increased their spending for the fourth consecutive month in April, but the savings rate plummeted to a 14-year low, suggesting that more Americans are dipping into their savings… Read more
May 25, 2022
Gasoline prices in the U.S. have gotten so high that consumer demand is eroding in the run-up to the summer driving season. Demand on a four-week rolling basis has fallen… Read more
May 24, 2022
Sales of newly built homes in April fell to the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic as soaring prices and spiking mortgage rates weighed on buyer demand. April’s… 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
“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.