September 5, 2019
Home price gains have been sluggish for the past year, but this summer, they are heating up again. Prices were up 3.6 percent in July over the same month last… Read more
September 3, 2019
American manufacturing contracted in August, making this month the first to decline since 2016. The Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 49.1 percent in August. Any reading… Read more
August 29, 2019
It would make sense that the least valuable bill would be the most ubiquitous. However, the $100 bill recently overtook the $1 bill in circulation volume for the first time… Read more
August 19, 2019
Consumer spending saw a big increase last month, as spending on retail and dining rose 0.7 percent. This is more than twice economists’ prediction of a 0.3 percent increase. The… Read more
August 16, 2019
More Americans are opting out of vacations and other leisure activities, feeling that they can’t afford them. A new survey from Bankrate shows that 42 percent of Americans said they… Read more
August 14, 2019
Concerns over a global economic slowdown intensified today, as Germany announced that its economy shrank in the second quarter. The nation’s manufacturing and construction led the slowdown, as global trade… 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.