December 20, 2019
While all forms of debt impact someone’s credit score, medical debt, in particular, seems to be making it harder for many Americans to get a mortgage. Prospective buyers with medical… Read more
December 19, 2019
The current economic expansion, already in its 11th year, is expected to continue into a 12th. At least, if the economists who participate in the Wall Street Journal’s economic survey… Read more
December 17, 2019
Christmas shopping has been restrained so far. Even though Black Friday numbers broke records, retail sales for the month came in far below economist predictions. Retail sales for the month… Read more
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
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.