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September 19, 2022

September 19, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Jackson Pollock was an action painter. He poured, dropped, and dripped paint onto horizontal canvases. Some people look at his work and wonder why it’s highly valued.
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September 16, 2022

Why your personality isn't as "fixed" as you think

By Murray Financial Services
What will your personality be like 10 years from now? Will you be more easygoing and more willing to let the small stuff go? Or will you be grumpier, more neurotic, and less tolerant of surprises? Believe it or not, whatever your personality is like now, it’s probably not going to be exactly the same […]
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September 12, 2022

September 12, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Last week, despite signs that inflation is slowing, U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) officials emphasized their commitment to tightening monetary policy to lower inflation.
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September 9, 2022

How the taboo around $ talk can come back to bite you

By Murray Financial Services
How much money does your partner or best friend make? What’s your parents’ or children’s net worth? Most of us can’t answer those questions because most of us don’t like talking about money.1 In fact, most folks would rather talk about politics, their health, and their relationships before they tell you about their finances.1 And […]
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September 6, 2022

September 06, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
The Fed is the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States. Among other things, the Fed influences monetary conditions in pursuit of price stability
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September 2, 2022

Why we don't rely 100% on logic to make $ decisions

By Murray Financial Services
How much do you rely on logic to make money decisions? How much do you think emotion comes into play? Believe it or not, we all have an emotional relationship with money.1 And that relationship is different for every one of us.1 Your money personality is the product of your circumstances, experiences, and so much more.1 It’s […]
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August 29, 2022

August 29, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
During World War II, United States armed forces often relied on high-powered radio sets to communicate.
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August 22, 2022

Bulls back in town? (Is it over yet?)

By Murray Financial Services
Is the bear market over? Let's discuss. (Don't want a dive into the latest market and economy stuff? Scroll down to my P.S. for a big-picture question. I'm eager to hear what you think.) Good news first: inflation might be cooling off. Maybe. The latest inflation data suggests we could be moving past the peak in some […]
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August 22, 2022

August 22, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Investment professionals are in the middle of a heated debate. Since mid-June, United States stock markets have moved higher, regaining about $7 trillion
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August 19, 2022

How inflation expectations can backfire & how to set them straight

By Murray Financial Services
What do you think will happen with inflation over the next year? Do you think prices will start to come down soon? Probably not if you’re like a lot of folks. In fact, many think things will get worse before they get better.1 And that, unfortunately, could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.2 How? Well, let’s say […]
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August 15, 2022

August 15, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
In recent weeks, investors have embraced the idea that economic data will persuade the Federal Reserve to slow the pace of rate hikes.
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August 12, 2022

Inflation: how to beat the stress & make it work for you

By Murray Financial Services
When was the last time you talked about inflation? When was the last time you didn’t do something or buy something because of inflation? For most folks, inflation isn’t just a regular topic of conversation ー it’s also become an excuse to avoid buying or doing certain things, even when cost isn’t an issue.1 In […]
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August 8, 2022

August 08, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
If you have ever been camping, you may have banked your campfire by covering the hot coals with ash. It’s a process that keeps the coals burning low so the fire can be easily rekindled.
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August 6, 2022

How much do you really know about inflation?

By Murray Financial Services
Pop quiz. Are these statements true or false? Any time food or gas prices go up, we’re seeing inflation at work. Inflation is always bad for the economy. The consumer price index (CPI) and the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index are measures of inflation. Believe it or not, not one of those is a […]
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August 1, 2022

August 01, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Investors thought they heard a dovish note from the Federal Reserve and markets rallied.
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