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If you know us, then you know that we think investor education is a big part our relationship. The more you are informed about the markets, the better conversation we can have about your finances. 

Murray Financial Services provides this financial blog as a valuable resource for everyone to learn more about the market. Stay informed, and if you have any questions please contact us.
May 2, 2022

May 02, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Investing during 2022 has been like running a forest trail and having unexpected obstacles appear every so often
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April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Remember a few years ago when people raised money for charity by challenging others to pour buckets of icy water over their heads?
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April 23, 2022

The #1 Regret Most Folks Have When it Comes to Investing

By Murray Financial Services
What’s your biggest regret when it comes to investing? Taking on too much risk? Missing an opportunity? Most folks say their biggest regret is not investing sooner.1 And it’s usually a lack of knowledge or mistaken ideas about investing that end up holding them back.2 Of course, those misconceptions don’t get checked at the door […]
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April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Here’s a riddle: How can inflation be 8.5 percent and 6.5 percent at the same time? The answer is that it depends on how you measure it.
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April 16, 2022

Timing the Markets: Myth vs. Fact & Why You Should Care

By Murray Financial Services
When’s the perfect time to get into the stock market? When’s the best time to buy or sell? How can you time the market just right? If you think you can figure out the answers to these questions, you may have fallen for a common myth about investing. The myth is that it’s possible to time the markets just right. […]
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April 16, 2022

Q1 Markets Were Rough

By Murray Financial Services
What did markets do in the quarter that just ended? What can we expect in the months ahead? It’s tricky. We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to see it! Want to learn more about what savvy investors should take away? Click here to […]
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April 11, 2022

April 11, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
The first quarter of 2022 was jam-packed with volatility-inducing events: rising inflation, war in Ukraine, rising interest rates,
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April 11, 2022

What You Need to Know About Q1 - 2022

By Murray Financial Services
What do you need to know about how markets performed last quarter (and what could happen this quarter)? 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, and I want […]
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April 9, 2022

When the investing "facts" you know are wrong

By Murray Financial Services
Have you heard that we only use 10% of our brains? Or that lightning never strikes the same spot twice? Think those are scientific facts? Well, they’re not. They’re actually a couple of myths that have been debunked. But many folks still take them for facts.1 In the long run, believing those myths may not […]
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April 8, 2022

Q1 2022 - Quarterly Market Review

By Murray Financial Services
This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the third quarter of 2022. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.
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April 4, 2022

April 4, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Among other things, Congress asks the Federal Reserve to use its tools to promote price stability and  maximum employment.
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March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
In early March, almost two-thirds of Americans who participated in a Nationwide Retirement Institute survey said the Federal Reserve (Fed) should take more aggressive action on inflation.
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March 25, 2022

Is the sky really falling (again)?

By Murray Financial Services
Just a quick note to offer some perspective on the (many) headlines floating around. There are almost too many things to be worried about right now, so I’d like to pause for a second to remember the abundance in our lives. Especially when so many folks are suffering. When the world stresses me out, I […]
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March 21, 2022

March 21, 2022 - Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
The FOMC met on March 16 and did exactly what most people expected them to do. They raised the federal funds target rate by a quarter point.
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March 19, 2022

This is How Many Bear Markets You Could Live Through

By Murray Financial Services
Guess how many bear markets you could see in a lifetime? At least 14.1 That’s assuming you’re in the market for 50 years.1 If that sounds like a lot, consider this. It’s less than the number of bull markets you’ll likely experience.1 And some of the S&P 500’s strongest days have happened in bear markets.1 Why does any […]
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