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Thursday, December 8, 2022

After three years of COVID concerns and supply chain disruptions, Americans are finally eager to spend this holiday season. What does this say about the health of the US consumer – and the market? Learn more in this week’s Money with Murphy

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Recent headlines have been grim with the S&P 500 down more than 20% so far this year, having recently touched new lows. The Bloomberg Aggregate bond index, while not down quite as much, has wiped out several years’ worth of gains...

Monday, August 22, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act about to pass the House has been heralded as a major legislative victory for the president and his party. The bill includes a long list of disparate agenda items including lower prescription drug costs,...

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Last week we got word that the U.S. economy had contracted for the second quarter in a row. With a weaker economy, the next question is, what will happen to earnings? In this week’s Money with Murphy, I talk about corporate earnings.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Trying to make sense of cryptos? Listen to the latest Money With Murphy for thoughts on volatility in the crypto world and why investors might want to take a “back to basics” approach to their portfolios.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The yield curve is a term frequently used in the financial press. In this week’s video, I talk about what it is and what it’s telling us.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

After two years of rock-bottom rates, the Federal Reserve has commenced lift off. So, what does this mean for the economy, and, more importantly, for your portfolio?

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

The war in Ukraine is in its second week. In my latest Money with Murphy, I talk about the most pronounced market impacts and share some suggestions for how you can help from a humanitarian perspective.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has humanitarian and geopolitical consequences but what are the implications for the global economy and equities? My latest Markets in a Minute explores this question and more.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Ukraine-Russia crisis has recently taken over the headlines. In today’s Money with Murphy, I take a look back to what brought us here and why investors should care.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

With inflation hotter than expected and spreading beyond pandemic-affected industries, the Fed appears poised to take more aggressive steps to rein in price increases. What does that mean for stocks?

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

History offers insight as to how market dynamics can shift during periods of high inflation. Read my latest Markets in a Minute for a look at which sectors shined during the Great Inflation and other lessons that may help investors navigate

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Our 2022 theme of downshifting, or slowing of growth, is certainly coming to fruition less than a month into the new year. Watch the latest Money with Murphy for some insight into what we are watching and what to keep in mind when making in

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Despite the challenges of the year, the S&P 500 proved yet again that bull markets climb a wall of worry. As I look back at 2021, I am also looking forward to what the new year brings. Wishing you and yours all the best this holiday season

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Climate action is front and center for both the Biden administration and many of the world’s largest companies. Read my latest Markets in a Minute for a look at the opportunities and obstacles in the race

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Fed has entered one of the most-difficult phases of its pandemic response as it begins to dial back stimulus measures even before the full effects of its policies are felt and amid new risks. Read my latest Markets in a Minute for a loo

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

There is a big discrepancy between different measures of house prices. Watch this short video to learn more about the indices that track these measures and what’s going on in the housing market.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The pandemic has been blamed for disrupting the global supply chain and stoking inflationary pressures. But other issues have contributed to our supply-chain woes. Read about the reasons for supply chain disruptions and where we go...

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Is it wise to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? The question has been hotly debated across kitchen tables, institutional boardrooms, and even among financial advisors and their clients. As might be expected, there are...

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

As many of us know, regularly spending more than you earn is an easy way to jeopardize your financial health by amassing too much debt. So, it can be hard to watch the national debt grow at a rate that those who spend prudently might...

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

In a last-minute move, the Federal Reserve shifted its closely watched Jackson Hole symposium last week from in person to online. The change underscored how much the pandemic continues to present a challenge to public health and...

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Money with Murphy: Labor Market & the Fed A flurry of data on the labor market has people wondering what impact it will have on Federal Reserve policy. Tune into the latest edition of Money with Murphy for more on the topic.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

With all the news surrounding the 2020 election we have been getting a lot of questions about how elections affect investment markets. Capital group has done an immense amount of research on the subject and published a great piece...