*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* https://preservewm.com We've been keeping up with the latest headlines... here are two of our favorites worth sharing. ** Your Money ------------------------------------------------------------ You have probably already seen the headline: Stock Markets Post Worst First Half Since 1970. Indeed, rising inflation and interest rates fueled a constant rout across almost all markets to start the year, including a 21% drop in the S&P 500. Volatility will likely continue until we get better inflation data and a clear direction on the money supply. The best news we could get is that the Fed starts talking less about short-term interest rates and more about where it would like to see growth in the money supply during the next few years. On the bright side, when the S&P 500 has fallen at least 15% in the first six months of the year, as it did in 1932, 1939, 1940, 1962, and 1970, it has risen an average of 24% in the second half. * Broad Market (S&P 500): - 16.1% 2Q | -20.0% YTD * Small Companies (Russell 2000): -17.2% 2Q | -23.5% YTD * International Stocks (EAFE): -14.3% 2Q | -19.2% YTD * Emerging Markets (MSCI EM): -11.4% 2Q | -17.6% YTD * Bonds (Barclays Agg): -4.7% 2Q | -10.4% YTD Personal video statements will begin going out next week. Stock Markets Post Worst First Half of a Year in Over Five Decades (https://www.wsj.com/articles/markets-head-toward-worst-start-to-a-year-in-decades-11656551051?st=5n82b5yoah9vda7&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) by Akane Otani ** Your Life ------------------------------------------------------------ People who slept 6 hours or less per night in their 50s and 60s were more likely to develop dementia later in life. These findings suggest that inadequate sleep duration could increase dementia risk and emphasize the importance of good sleep habits. Lack of sleep in middle age may increase dementia risk (https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/lack-sleep-middle-age-may-increase-dementia-risk#:~:text=People%20who%20slept%20six%20hours,importance%20of%20good%20sleep%20habits) source: National Institute of Health https://www.linkedin.com/in/danheth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynn-harvey-heth-mpa-ceps-3a3aa3191/ ** Complexity Simplified ------------------------------------------------------------ As we recently celebrated the 4th of July, it’s an excellent time to remind people of the proper way to handle the US flag. Yes, there is an appropriate way, and there should be. After all, our flag represents freedom, dignity, and the meaning of being American. Respecting our flag shows our children, families, friends, and people from other countries the pride and appreciation we have for our country. Guidelines for Display of the Flag (https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/celebrate/flagdisplay.pdf) source: US Department of Veterans Affairs ** Trivia ------------------------------------------------------------ A: Red Meat Q: What animal is constitutionally protected in Florida? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqDjMZKf-wg ** Back in 1982, this song reached #1 ------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================ ** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/preservewm) ** Twitter (https://twitter.com/preservewm) ** LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/preservewm/about/) Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved. This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* (mailto:*|EMAIL|*) why did I get this? (*|ABOUT_LIST|*) unsubscribe from this list (*|UNSUB|*) update subscription preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*) *|LIST_ADDRESSLINE_TEXT|* *|REWARDS_TEXT|*

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