January 22, 2020
Retail sales in the U.S. rose for a third consecutive month in December, adding to hopes that the economy continued moderate growth at the end of 2019. Sales for the… Read more
January 21, 2020
Small business confidence was strong throughout 2019, if one unconventional indicator is to be believed. Business research firm DataTrek tracks the sales of pickup trucks as a sign of the… Read more
January 17, 2020
Low mortgage rates have helped the housing market get off to a strong start in 2020. Total mortgage application volume increased 30 percent last week as compared to the week… Read more
January 16, 2020
We all know you have to spend money to make money, but in the current stock market, you have to spend more than you have in years. What investors are… Read more
January 15, 2020
U.S. consumer prices crept up in December, continuing the decade-long trend of muted inflation. The consumer price index was up 2.3 percent from a year earlier. This brings the total… Read more
January 14, 2020
Low interest rates around the world have sparked a rush to borrow, resulting in unprecedented levels of debt across the globe. A recent report from the Institute for International Finance… Read more
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
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
September 23, 2022
Britain’s new government announced a sweeping series of tax cuts and stimulus policies today, outlining what it hopes will be a path to economic growth despite high inflation. Unfortunately, UK… Read more
September 22, 2022
A comprehensive gauge that measures the direction of the US economy fell again in August for the sixth straight month, fueling fears that the economy is heading for a recession.… Read more
September 21, 2022
The ranks of the world’s millionaires grew at a rapid pace last year, as strong gains in the stock market and surging home prices built wealth. There were 5.2 million… Read more
September 14, 2022
Mortgage rates broke above 6% this week, reaching their highest level since 2008, straining affordability for buyers and raising alarm bells about a slowdown in the housing market. The average… Read more
September 13, 2022
Inflation unexpectedly rose in August as higher shelter and food costs offset a drop in gas prices, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The consumer price index (CPI), which… Read more
August 26, 2022
The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gague showed that inflation eased slightly last month as fuel costs continued to fall from record highs. The Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index showed an… Read more
August 25, 2022
The US economy contracted at a slightly slower rate in the second quarter than estimated, according to updated data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. The nation’s gross domestic… Read more
August 24, 2022
Inflation in the U.K. could climb as high as 18% by January as the energy prices skyrocket, economists from Citi are projecting. U.K. residents will see an additional 80% increase… 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.