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
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
August 25, 2023
Estate planning is something that many of us may not want to think about for years or even decades. Unfortunately, changes to the tax code are creating a sense 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
September 22, 2023
As consumers rack up more credit card debt and interest rates climb steadily higher, credit card companies are seeing losses climb at the fastest pace since the Great Recession. Researchers… Read more
September 22, 2023
The typically hot summer homebuying season ended in summer doldrums as home sales slid again in August, but an ultra-low inventory of homes on the market pushed prices higher. Sales… Read more
September 21, 2023
The Federal Reserve is shooting for something it has never accomplished: a soft landing followed by the slowest rate-cutting cycle in history. The central bank left interest rates unchanged at… Read more
September 18, 2023
U.S. retailers are on pace to hire the lowest number of seasonal workers for this holiday season in 15 years, as employers deal with high labor costs and uncertain consumer… Read more
September 15, 2023
American consumers’ view of the economy ended the summer on a down note, as consumer sentiment edged lower for the second straight month, but their outlook improved somewhat amid falling… Read more
September 14, 2023
Consumer prices climbed in August at the fastest pace in more than a year amid a sharp increase in energy costs, highlighting inflation’s choppy decline and the uncertainty around the… Read more
September 12, 2023
401(k) plans are one of the most common and effective ways that workers can save for retirement, but a new survey showed that many Americans skip out on contributions altogether,… Read more
September 11, 2023
American consumers are worried about their access to consumer loans, credit cards, and mortgages amid high interest rates and tighter lending standards, according to a new report from the New… Read more
September 8, 2023
A rebounding stock market and climbing home prices helped push U.S. household net worth to a record high in the second quarter, according to new Federal Reserve data. The nation’s… 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.