January 8, 2020
The shortage of homes for sale accelerated at the end of the year. The supply of homes for sale in December was down 12 percent annually, a steep decline from… Read more
January 7, 2020
The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in November, falling to $43.09 billion, below the economist forecast of $43.6 billion. This was down substantially from October’s $46.9 billion, and… Read more
January 3, 2020
U.S. manufacturing is starting 2020 on a down note. December marks the fifth consecutive month that has seen manufacturing shrink as trade tensions continue to dampen the sector. The Institute… Read more
January 2, 2020
Unemployment may be at a decades-long low, but that doesn’t mean that people aren’t losing jobs. A new report has found that 2019 saw 62,100 jobs lost due to the employer… Read more
December 30, 2019
The standard age for retirement has traditionally been 65. While changes to Social Security have gradually edged that number higher, most Americans have long seen 65 as the age that… Read more
December 26, 2019
The nation’s wealthiest are cautiously optimistic about the coming year. Just over half, 54 percent, of the millionaires surveyed by CNBC expect the S&P 500 to gain at least 5… 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.