November 12, 2018
Potential home buyers keep a close watch on their credit scores, hoping to maintain a high enough score to qualify for a loan at a good rate. What many may… Read more
November 9, 2018
U.S. wholesale prices increased by 0.6 percent in October, driven primarily by increases in the price of gas, food and chemicals. This marks the largest single-month increase in the last… Read more
November 8, 2018
Baby Boomers are heading into retirement with little savings and high debt, according to a new report from Stanford’s Center on Longevity. The study found that, as of 2014, when… Read more
November 7, 2018
Low inventories and higher interest rates are making it harder for Americans to become homeowners, but a new study reveals that those who opt to rent instead are more likely… Read more
November 6, 2018
There were just over 7 million job openings in September, according to the Labor Department’s Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). This is down slightly from August, which saw… Read more
November 1, 2018
Unemployment is at the lowest level in decades, wages are increasing, and consumer sentiment is high, but a new study shows that many Americans are struggling to pay bills, manage… Read more
October 30, 2018
The total number of billionaires in the world is growing. According to a new report from the Swiss banking group UBS and consultancy firm PwC, as of 2017, there were… 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
April 28, 2019
At a recent speaking event, former Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen sounded the alarm about corporate debt. In the event of an economic downturn, she warned that the current levels… Read more
May 13, 2021
Home prices have been climbing at their fastest rate since the 2008 crash. Record-low inventory and massive demand have led to bidding wars fierce competition between potential buyers. Still, the… Read more
May 10, 2021
Over the last year, the price of lumber has exploded. The price for 1000 board feet (bd ft), the standard unit to track prices in the industry, has climbed 377%… Read more
May 6, 2021
Saving for retirement is very personalized. How much you will need depends on a variety of factors like your income, investments, and desired lifestyle in retirement. However, it is only… Read more
May 5, 2021
Last year saw 493 newly minted billionaires, bringing the total number to 2,755. Nearly a quarter of them live in just 10 cities, and, for the first time in seven… Read more
April 30, 2021
The U.S. economy grew by 6.4% in the first quarter of 2021, bringing the economy nearly back to its pre-pandemic size. Aside from the third-quarter surge after the initial reopening… Read more
April 28, 2021
Consumer confidence saw a big jump in April, marking the fourth straight month of gains as vaccine distribution accelerates, business restrictions lift, and stimulus payments hit consumers’ bank accounts. The… Read more
April 27, 2021
The median price for an existing home saw a record-breaking annual price in March, jumping 18.4% to $334,500. The surge in prices is being driven by record-low inventory and ultra-low… Read more
April 26, 2021
As pent-up consumers demand drives economic growth in the coming months, employers may have trouble hiring enough workers to keep up. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that economists expect… 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.