March 5, 2019
Our neighbor to the north saw its economy practically grind to a halt at the end of last year, which could have consequences for our economy. Canada’s economy grew by… Read more
February 27, 2019
Saddled with student loan debt, and facing low availability and affordability, home ownership seems unattainable for many millennials. Unfortunately, a new survey shows that a large percentage of those who… Read more
February 25, 2019
After being delayed by the government shutdown, the Commerce Department released U.S. manufacturing number for December, and the report may be signaling that businesses confidence is eroding as the global… Read more
February 19, 2019
When it comes to their finances, Americans feel things are getting better. A recent Gallup poll shows that about half of Americans feel they are better off now than they… 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
February 16, 2024
Japan’s economy is now the fourth-largest in the world after an unexpected economic contraction sent the nation into recession. The Japanese economy shrank at a rate of 0.4% in the… Read more
February 15, 2024
U.S. consumers seem to have set a New Year’s resolution to cut back on spending as retail sales fell sharply, potentially sounding an early warning sign for the economy. Retail… Read more
February 14, 2024
Prices rose more than expected in January as stubbornly high housing prices weighed on consumers and drove inflation higher. The consumer price index (CPI), a measure of the prices that… Read more
February 13, 2024
U.S. homebuilding in 2024 got off to a shaky start in January, as winter storms stalled construction and resurgent mortgage rates complicated the housing market’s long-term outlook. Housing starts, a… Read more
February 9, 2024
The prices consumers paid for goods and services during the past few months rose at a slower pace than initially reported, according to recent revisions from the Labor Department’s Bureau… Read more
February 8, 2024
China’s consumer prices fell at the fastest pace in 15 years in January, as the world’s second-largest economy continues to stumble. China’s consumer price index (CPI) tumbled last month, falling… Read more
February 7, 2024
The U.S. trade deficit grew slightly in December, but over the course of the year contracted by the most in 14 years as imports declined and exports jumped to a… Read more
February 6, 2024
After years of rampant inflation, American consumers have been relying more and more on credit cards to get by, but now more are having trouble paying off the balance and… Read more
February 2, 2024
Hiring was booming in January, as the month’s job creation numbers nearly doubled expectations, defying expectations that the economy would cool heading into 2024. The nation’s employers added 353,000 jobs… Read more
February 1, 2024
Economies across the eurozone stagnated in the final three months of 2023, widening the gap between the resilient U.S. economy and the European continent. The 20-nation eurozone posted zero growth… 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.