February 20, 2020
The first few months of 2020 are expected to see steady growth according to one index. The Conference Board’s leading economic index surged 0.8 percent in January, double what economists… Read more
February 19, 2020
After the financial crisis, Americans started saving more. Now, 11 years into the current economic expansion, they are still saving. In the fourth quarter of 2019 Americans saved 7.7 percent… Read more
February 18, 2020
The world’s third-largest suffered a big setback in the final months of last year. Japan’s economy contracted at an annualized rate of 6.3 percent in the October-December quarter, much worse… Read more
February 14, 2020
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has sparked panic in the stock market, but American consumers don’t seem concerned. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for February was at… Read more
February 7, 2020
A booming labor market is pulling in new workers at a record rate. In recent months, nearly three-fourths of all new hires came from outside the workforce, meaning they were… Read more
February 6, 2020
After a long slowdown, global manufacturing has finally begun to show signs of stabilization. Factories in Asia and Europe have been slowing their decline, and U.S. manufacturing hit an important… 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.