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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.
July 26, 2023

Q2 markets? Recession in 2023?

By Murray Financial Services
Can we expect a recession ahead? We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read.
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July 24, 2023

July 24, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks moved to the rhythm of earnings season last week, initially rising on positive earnings surprises and faltering later in the week on key earnings disappointments. 
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July 20, 2023

Q2 2023 - Quarterly Market Review

By Murray Financial Services
This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report concludes with a quarterly topic.
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July 17, 2023

July 17, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Better-than-expected updates last week on consumer and wholesale price inflation buoyed investor sentiment, driving stocks higher and lower bond yields. 
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July 5, 2023

July 05, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks posted gains for the week to close out a stellar month, aided by positive economic data and reports that all major banks had passed the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test.
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June 26, 2023

June 26, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks took a breather last week as investors digested the previous week’s surge and the month-to-date solid gains.
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June 24, 2023

How does your financial IQ stack up to your peers?

By Murray Financial Services
Now, this is a battle between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers — and it’s over financial knowledge.
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June 17, 2023

2 blind spots most folks have when it comes to finances

By Murray Financial Services
In fact, most folks who take a basic financial literacy quiz get questions about these concepts wrong.1
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June 12, 2023

June 12, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
A late-week rally sent stocks into positive territory, with the S&P 500 index closing just shy of the 4,300 mark.
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June 5, 2023

June 05, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks surged higher in the closing days of a holiday-shortened trading week, ignited by a political resolution on raising the debt ceiling and a strong employment report.
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May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Markets moved in sync last week with perceived movement in debt ceiling talks, weakening early in the week and then surging on news of progress.
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May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks rallied last week, propelled by growing optimism over reaching a deal on raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a technical debt default by the U.S.
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May 15, 2023

May 15, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Stocks were mixed last week as good inflation news was offset by mounting debt ceiling concerns and rekindled regional banking fears.
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May 8, 2023

May 08, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
A Friday rebound, triggered by a big tech company’s earnings beat and a strong jobs report, shaved much of the week’s accumulated losses.
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May 1, 2023

May 01, 2023 Weekly Market Commentary

By Murray Financial Services
Strong earnings from several mega-cap technology companies offset renewed regional banking jitters and weak economic data, leaving stocks higher for the week.
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