October 30, 2018
The total number of billionaires in the world is growing. According to a new report from the Swiss banking group UBS and consultancy firm PwC, as of 2017, there were… Read more
October 29, 2018
As the housing market continues to lag behind the other sectors of the economy, more homeowners are deciding to just stay put. According to a new report from Attom Data… Read more
October 26, 2018
The U.S. economy looks to be continuing its strong performance. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent last quarter. Economists had expected a 3.4 percent… Read more
October 25, 2018
The Federal Reserve’s latest read of economic conditions shows that employers are having a harder time finding qualified workers. In the latest “Beige Book” summary of economic activity, the central… Read more
October 23, 2018
FICO, one of the nation’s leading credit score companies, has announced plans for a new system that will take into account how potential borrows manage their finances. The new program… Read more
October 22, 2018
As more Baby Boomers are retiring, and people continue to live longer, the demand for long-term specialized care continues to grow, sending costs higher. Nationally, the annual median cost of… Read more
October 19, 2018
The National Association of Realtors announced today that sales of existing homes fell 3.4 percent in September, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million for the month. Economists… Read more
October 18, 2018
As the American economy continues to fire on all cylinders, investment professionals are expressing increasing doubt about the economic prospects for the rest of the globe. Respondents to the Bank… 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
May 20, 2022
The prices of new homes in China fell for the first time in more than six years, as Beijing’s regulatory crackdown continues to weigh on one of the nation’s biggest… Read more
May 19, 2022
Surging mortgage rates, sky-high prices, and low inventory are weighing heavily on prospective buyers and builders alike as several key gauges of the housing market have fallen to the lowest… Read more
May 17, 2022
Gas prices continue to surge, and the annual amount American households are spending to fill their tank is nearly double what it was last year. U.S. households are now spending… Read more
May 12, 2022
Concerns about inflation have U.S. consumers feeling worse than they have in more than a decade. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 59.1 from 65.2 in April,… Read more
May 11, 2022
U.S. inflation cooled slightly last month but remained near the highest level in four decades as economists worry that upward price pressures are broadening. The consumer price index (CPI) climbed… Read more
May 5, 2022
In an effort to avoid costly lockdowns, Chinese cities are enacting regular mandatory Covid testing programs, though economists are split as to how costly and effective such programs will be.… 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.