March 14, 2019
After a series of government reports that showed stalled job creation, sluggish inflation, and declining retail sales, economists have sharply lowered their predictions for economic growth. In a new survey… Read more
March 13, 2019
After remaining at the same level for three straight months, the consumer price index increased 0.2 percent in February. Despite the monthly increase, on a yearly basis, inflation actually slowed… Read more
March 12, 2019
After the last economic crisis, central banks tried to spur economic growth by easing lending rates, which has led to an explosion of debt in the last decade. Worldwide total… Read more
March 11, 2019
U.S retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, but the good news was tempered by a large downward revision to December’s sales. Sales for January rose 0.2 percent from the previous… Read more
March 8, 2019
Nonfarm payrolls increased by just 20,000 last month, falling well short of the 180,000 new jobs that economists had expected. It is also a steep decline from January’s growth, which… Read more
March 7, 2019
A tumultuous fourth quarter caused the largest drop in Americans’ net worth since the financial crisis. Net worth for U.S. households at the end of the year totaled $104.3 trillion,… Read more
March 5, 2019
Our neighbor to the north saw its economy practically grind to a halt at the end of last year, which could have consequences for our economy. Canada’s economy grew by… 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.