November 26, 2018
Consumers’ outlook on the economy fell more than expected for the month. The index dropped to 97.5, down from October’s 98.6. Economists had forecast a smaller decline to 98.3. Despite… Read more
November 19, 2018
Construction of new homes rebounded slightly, increasing by 1.5 percent last month. The Commerce Department said that “starts,” groundbreaking on new construction, rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.23… Read more
November 14, 2018
Many Americans find saving enough for a comfortable retirement to be a daunting task, but those who feel they can’t save enough should be glad they don’t live in Hong… Read more
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
August 25, 2023
Estate planning is something that many of us may not want to think about for years or even decades. Unfortunately, changes to the tax code are creating a sense of… 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
September 15, 2023
American consumers’ view of the economy ended the summer on a down note, as consumer sentiment edged lower for the second straight month, but their outlook improved somewhat amid falling… Read more
September 14, 2023
Consumer prices climbed in August at the fastest pace in more than a year amid a sharp increase in energy costs, highlighting inflation’s choppy decline and the uncertainty around the… Read more
September 12, 2023
401(k) plans are one of the most common and effective ways that workers can save for retirement, but a new survey showed that many Americans skip out on contributions altogether,… Read more
September 11, 2023
American consumers are worried about their access to consumer loans, credit cards, and mortgages amid high interest rates and tighter lending standards, according to a new report from the New… Read more
September 8, 2023
A rebounding stock market and climbing home prices helped push U.S. household net worth to a record high in the second quarter, according to new Federal Reserve data. The nation’s… Read more
September 6, 2023
Policymakers at the U.S. central bank have been hesitant to declare victory over inflation, preferring a wait-and-see approach to the prospect of additional rate hikes. The Chicago branch of the… Read more
September 5, 2023
By their nature, financial markets are forward-looking. Entire narratives spin out of economic data points as investors try to determine the near- and long-term trajectories of companies, nations, and even… 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.