*|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 ------------------------------------------------------------ The global stock market had to digest some significant headlines last week with oil spiking, Fed speakers talking, and employers hiring. Oil topped $91 a barrel, Fed officials have said there is no need to consider lowering rates pre-emptively, and hiring came in so far above expectations that the unemployment rate dropped. To quote Fed Chair Jay Powell, "The economy actually isn’t becoming tighter, which it ordinarily would. It’s actually becoming a little looser, and you’re seeing inflation come down—very unusual situation." Because inflation reports in January and February were higher than expected, there will be a lot of focus on the March inflation report, arguably too much. At PWM, we believe the higher-for-longer narrative is still intact. Therefore, we diversify between high-income bonds and stocks of cash-flow-rich companies that can maintain earnings growth in this environment. Brisk Hiring Bolsters Fed’s Cautious Stance on Rate Cuts (https://www.wsj.com/economy/jobs/jobs-report-march-unemployment-02c4050d?st=jtw4pt6znh8df31&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) by Justin Lahart ** Your Life ------------------------------------------------------------ The gross truth about the apples you’re buying at the supermarket is that they may not be as fresh as you think. In the US, apples are only harvested once a year between Aug to Nov. So, the apple from the supermarket that you are eating during the other months was likely picked the previous Fall, making it up to 10 months old. So, how do fruit growers keep apples fresh for so long? They refrigerate them with low oxygen levels in two ways depending on how long they want the apples to last. It doesn’t mean the apples are bad. The taste and nutritional value should be unaffected by the long storage. However, if you insist on very fresh apples, then either pick them yourself or buy them locally grown. This Is the Gross Truth About the Apples You’re Buying at the Supermarket (https://www.rd.com/article/supermarket-apples-10-months-old/) by Meghan Jones https://www.linkedin.com/in/danheth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynn-harvey-heth-mpa-ceps-3a3aa3191/ ** Complexity Simplified ------------------------------------------------------------ Good sleep is a crucial part of overall health, yet many people struggle to get the recommended 7+ hours of sleep per night. Roughly, 1 in 3 adults worldwide have insomnia symptoms (like trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both), and approximately 10% of adults meet the criteria for insomnia disorder. One potential aid is the 4-7-8 breathing technique. This method is designed to relax you. You breathe in for four counts, hold your breath for seven counts, and exhale for eight counts. Check out the video from Dr. Andrew Weil on step-by-step instructions. It’s worth a try. What Is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique, and How Does It Help With Sleep? (https://www.prevention.com/health/a41281604/what-is-4-7-8-breathing-technique-sleep/) by Korin Miller ** Trivia ------------------------------------------------------------ A: Earthquakes Q: Where did Barack Obama teach constitutional law? https://youtu.be/KOkVX5i8qKw?si=mp2XPsCamP1nS3jx ** Back in 1951, 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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