May 11, 2018
The Institute of Supply Management’s measure of the non-manufacturing (service sector) slipped to 56.8 in April, two full points lower than March’s reading of 58.8. While growth in U.S. non-manufacturing… Read more
May 7, 2018
Recent data from CoreLogic and the National Association of Realtors reports half of the nation’s 50 largest markets are now considered overvalued. The latest data saw home values increasing in… Read more
May 1, 2018
February’s S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index reported a 6.3 percent increase nationally compared to a year earlier. This gain follows January’s 6.1 percent annual jump. Analysts cite the critical shortage… 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
August 9, 2022
Americans are lowering their expectations for inflation in the coming years, according to the latest survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In July, the survey’s respondents expected… Read more
August 5, 2022
While there are many signs that the economy is losing steam, the labor market continues to be red hot, with July’s job numbers far exceeding expectations. The U.S. economy added… Read more
August 3, 2022
With prices climbing at the fastest pace in more than 40 years, more Americans are amassing debt to keep up with the cost of living. The total amount of household… Read more
August 1, 2022
The U.S. economy contracted by 0.9% in the second quarter, following a 1.6% decline in the first quarter. GDP has contracted for the past two consecutive quarters, which, according to… Read more
July 27, 2022
With inflation surging at the fastest level in more than 40 years, American households are having a hard time keeping up with rapidly climbing prices. In a troubling sign for… Read more
July 26, 2022
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its outlook for global economic growth for 2022 and 2023 once again, citing the impact that soaring inflation and the war in Ukraine… Read more
July 22, 2022
Rents continued to rise in June, setting another record high, but with climbing mortgage rates making homeownership more expensive, renting remains a better deal in most of the country. The… Read more
July 21, 2022
Initial claims for unemployment benefits climbed to the highest level since mid-November last week in another sign that the historically tight labor market may be beginning to slow. Claims totaled… Read more
July 20, 2022
The U.S housing market continues to rapidly cool as climbing mortgage rates and historic price growth weigh on sales, and economists warn the slowdown may be another sign that the… Read more
July 19, 2022
With inflation surging at the fastest pace in more than 40 years, the Federal Reserve has been aggressive in raising rates and tightening monetary policy. While the Fed hopes that… 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.