November 22, 2019
Americans are staying put. New data from the Census Bureau shows that fewer Americans are moving to a new home more than ever before. Over the last year, only 9.8… Read more
November 21, 2019
Unemployment is at its lowest level in decades, but even though there are plenty of jobs, they may not be good jobs. A recent study from Cornell looked at how… Read more
November 20, 2019
As affordability and availability make it harder for Americans to buy homes, many find themselves renting instead. This has made rental homes scarcer and more expensive, particularly for single-family rental… Read more
November 19, 2019
Even though unemployment is at the lowest level in decades, workers’ pay has been slow to rise. One possible culprit, according to the Wall Street Journal, may be that workers… Read more
November 14, 2019
A 401(k) account is the most common retirement savings plan and is meant to allow workers to generate substantial wealth. Well, that’s the theory at least. The reality is that… Read more
November 13, 2019
A pair of surveys show that the business outlook for the global economy is the gloomiest it has been in a decade. The IHS Markit global business, as well as… 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.