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January 21, 2023

How a fresh start in life can change your brain

By Murray Financial Services
Whether you’re breaking old habits or trying to create new ones, you can change how your brain thinks and literally functions at any age in life.
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January 20, 2023

2022 markets? Tough.

By Murray Financial Services
What did markets do in 2022? What can we expect in the months ahead?
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January 18, 2023

What You need to know about 2023

By Murray Financial Services
What do you need to know about how markets performed last year (and what could happen in 2023)? We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to check it out. Keeping up with markets and the economy is part of my job, but I […]
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January 17, 2023

January 17, 2023 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks rallied last week thanks to fresh confirmation of inflation’s cooling trend
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January 13, 2023

How your environment is getting in your way

By Murray Financial Services
Want to make it easier to make a REAL change in your life? Start by decluttering your space. Simplify, streamline, and get the extra stuff out. Declutter your home and your office. (Don’t forget about your inbox and other parts of your life filled with extra junk.) Why? Because decluttering can help you relax and […]
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January 9, 2023

January 09, 2023 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
A new year did little to change the market’s overall tenor as trading remained choppy.
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January 3, 2023

January 03, 2023 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Steps by China to move past its zero-Covid policies triggered concerns that its economic reopening might aggravate inflation pressures
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December 19, 2022

December 19, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Last week, it became clear the Federal Reserve (Fed) had softened its hawkish stance. The minutes of the central bank’s November policy meeting indicated the Fed was likely to slow the pace of rate hikes soon.
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December 16, 2022

What willpower does to your brain (and how to hack it)

By Murray Financial Services
Do you know what your brain does on willpower? It’s happening whenever you try to resist anything or form new habits. When you’re using willpower, the part of your brain responsible for reasoning, impulse control, and problem-solving (the prefrontal cortex) is activated.1 The opposite is true too. With lower willpower levels, there’s not as much […]
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December 12, 2022

December 12, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Last week, it became clear the Federal Reserve (Fed) had softened its hawkish stance. The minutes of the central bank’s November policy meeting indicated the Fed was likely to slow the pace of rate hikes soon.
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December 9, 2022

What a 1930s experiment may say about your willpower

By Murray Financial Services
Let’s put your willpower to a fun test. When you see the next words, try to read each of the following words out loud as fast as you can. Red Blue Yellow Green Purple Pink Brown White Were you able to read all the words correctly? How many times did you say the color instead? […]
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December 6, 2022

How the willpower gap sneaks up on you

By Murray Financial Services
The willpower gap happens when we go against our better judgment or fall short of a goal because low motivation, internal equivocation, or pure mental exhaustion limits our ability to make deliberate choices.
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December 5, 2022

December 05, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
In 2001, railway workers slowed a runaway train in Ohio by latching a second engine to the back of the locomotive and applying the brakes.
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November 28, 2022

November 28, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Last week, it became clear the Federal Reserve (Fed) had softened its hawkish stance. The minutes of the central bank’s November policy meeting indicated the Fed was likely to slow the pace of rate hikes soon.
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November 21, 2022

November 21, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
For some families, though, this year may be more like a turducken, stuffed with American football and the sport the rest of the world knows as football (soccer).
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