January 25, 2019
During the government shutdown, many Americans have seen how missing even one paycheck can have dire financial consequences. The reality is that the majority of American households’ finances are stretched… Read more
January 21, 2019
Fears of an economic slowdown have U.S. consumers feeling less confident. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index fell to 90.7 this month, down from 98.3 last month. This marks… Read more
January 17, 2019
In the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report, the central bank appears generally positive about the economy, but notes a few areas where optimism may be waning. All 12 of… Read more
January 16, 2019
Homeownership for young people has plunged in the past decade, and a new study from the Federal Reserve says that student loan debt may be partly to blame. The study… Read more
January 15, 2019
While most Americans ages 40-59 were able to save for retirement in 2018, doing so wasn’t their most pressing financial concern. A new survey conducted by the AARP and the… Read more
January 11, 2019
As gasoline prices plunge, U.S. consumer prices in December decreased for the first time in over nine months. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.1 percent last month. This is… Read more
January 10, 2019
A new survey from the Wall Street Journal found that economists, on average, 56.6 percent of economists expect the U.S. economy to enter a recession by 2020. A quarter sees… 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.