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
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.