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
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.