September 14, 2018
University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers has released preliminary numbers for September, and they handily beat economist predictions. Consumer sentiment hit 100.8, up from August’s 96.2. This marks the second… Read more
September 12, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that in 2017, median household income rose 1.8 percent to $61,372. Due to changes in the Bureau’s calculation methods, this level is tied with… Read more
September 6, 2018
The trade gap increased by $50.1 billion in July, a 9.5 percent jump from June, according to the Commerce Department. This increase was the largest single-month increase since 2015. Exports… Read more
September 5, 2018
The University of Michigan’s monthly survey of consumers came in at 96.2, down from July’s 97.9. Economists expected a steeper drop to 95.5. August’s reading continues the index’s slump since… 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.