November 13, 2018
In a preliminary reading for November, the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index beat economist predictions, and the index is on track to have its best year in almost two… Read more
November 12, 2018
Potential home buyers keep a close watch on their credit scores, hoping to maintain a high enough score to qualify for a loan at a good rate. What many may… Read more
November 9, 2018
U.S. wholesale prices increased by 0.6 percent in October, driven primarily by increases in the price of gas, food and chemicals. This marks the largest single-month increase in the last… Read more
November 8, 2018
Baby Boomers are heading into retirement with little savings and high debt, according to a new report from Stanford’s Center on Longevity. The study found that, as of 2014, when… Read more
November 7, 2018
Low inventories and higher interest rates are making it harder for Americans to become homeowners, but a new study reveals that those who opt to rent instead are more likely… Read more
November 6, 2018
There were just over 7 million job openings in September, according to the Labor Department’s Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). This is down slightly from August, which saw… Read more
November 1, 2018
Unemployment is at the lowest level in decades, wages are increasing, and consumer sentiment is high, but a new study shows that many Americans are struggling to pay bills, manage… 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.