U.S. stocks are mixed in a subdued session to close out the week, but remain on target for a sharp weekly advance.
Although an economic rebound in China is underway according to government and private sector data, its economy and stock market may remain volatile.
U.S. equities are seeing solid gains, as the bulls look to sustain the rise today after failing to do so yesterday.
The June jobs report was cheered by economic bulls given its strength in level terms, but rates of change among leading indicators don't favor a soft-landing outcome for the economy.
The Federal Reserve's pledge to curb inflation appears to have resonated with the market.
U.S. stocks are seeing pressure in early action following the long holiday weekend, with global recession concerns weighing on sentiment.
The crypto investing front has taken another barrage of body blows, pushing Bitcoin to test the $19,000 per coin level once again.
After the steep drop in prices during the first half of this year, yields on many corporate bond investments are at or near 12-year highs.
U.S. stocks are extending weekly gains, rebounding from yesterday afternoon's slide as the markets remain choppy amid lingering global recession concerns that have been bolstered by monetary policy tightening efforts around the globe aimed at getting high inflation under control.
Rising inflation, rate hikes, supply-chain problems and the Russia-Ukraine war have contributed to growing recession fears.
Stocks modestly lower ahead of tomorrow’s inflation report.
U.S. equities are lower as the recent volatility continues despite yesterday's gains.
Sharp, countertrend rallies may continue this year, but aggressive Fed policy, the turning of the liquidity tide, and slower economic growth will likely keep pressure on stocks.
Municipal bonds acquired at too deep a discount could be subject to an additional tax, known as the de minimis tax, which would take a bite out of the after-tax return.
Low inventories drove natural gas prices to their highest level since 2008, while above normal temperatures are putting additional stress on natural gas supply.
Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, can help protect against inflation over the long run, but in the short term their performance may be dictated more by price declines in the secondary market.
U.S. equities are trading lower in afternoon action with the markets unable to extend yesterday's solid gains.
Stocks start the week higher following recent bearishness.
U.S. equities plunged, finishing near the lows of the day, following disappointing quarterly results from Target Corporation and Lowe's Companies, with both retailers warning of rising cost pressures.
Natural gas prices traded higher to start the week after forecasts show hotter than average temperatures in the United States.
U.S. stocks are trading lower as another week begins on the heels of six-straight weekly losses for the S&P 500.
Charles Schwab May 2022 Market Snapshot with Liz Ann Sonders.
U.S. stocks suffered another day of losses Monday, as the market continued to weigh the risk that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive anti-inflation campaign could push the economy into recession.
As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the fed funds rate by 50 basis points, to a range of 0.75% to 1.0%.
It was quite a month.
Stock prices and bond yields have been moving in opposite directions this year.
U.S. stocks fell Friday, extending a run of weekly losses into its third straight week, as investors reacted to a handful of disappointing earnings reports and the Federal Reserve’s increasingly aggressive language about future interest rate increases.
Recession chatter has picked up increasingly for numerous reasons, not least being the spike in oil prices, slowdown in economic growth estimates, and the Fed's transition from accommodative to tighter monetary policy.
The "end of globalization" is a phrase that has come up a lot lately.
There is no shortage of headwinds facing both the market and the economy: the tragic Russian invasion of Ukraine and attendant commodity/energy crisis; the Federal Reserve's transition from accommodative to tighter monetary policy; and increased chatter of a recession on the horizon; among others.
For the past month, investors have been focused on the war on Ukraine and the economic impact of sanctions.
Preferred securities prices have fallen sharply, presenting an attractive entry point for income-oriented investors who can ride out the volatility.
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Unfunded pensions for state and local governments were once expected by some to sink the whole market.
Bouts of market volatility are an unnerving, but normal, feature of long-term investing.
The Federal Reserve announced a 25-basis-point increase in the target range for the federal funds rate, to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%, its first rate hike since December 2018.
The past isn’t a perfect predictor of market behavior, but it has proven to be a useful guide.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine overturned a lot of assumptions about the near-term direction of the global economy.
We're changing all our sector calls to "neutral" until there's more clarity on how the Russia-Ukraine war will affect the global economy.
The war between Russia and Ukraine—and subsequent economic and financial ripple effects—has exacerbated stress in global markets and ushered in an acute risk-off environment.
After living through more than two years of COVID-19, its variants, and the attendant supply-chain disruptions and inflation concerns, one thing is clear: Uncertainty is the only certainty.
Markets have already reacted to the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine in a textbook manner akin to prior similar events that we have outlined in prior articles on January 31 and February 22.
Preferred securities are a type of investment that generally offers higher yields than traditional fixed income securities, such as U.S. Treasury securities or investment-grade corporate bonds.
In an apparent desire to create a weakened border state unable to join NATO, Russia supported separatists in eastern Ukraine by recognizing the independence of two regions: Donetsk and Luhansk. In support, Russia ordered “peacekeeping” troops to the areas, prompting sanctions by world powers.
U.S. and global stocks fell sharply Thursday amid fear of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine and ongoing concern about inflation.
Most investors are probably less diversified than they think they are.
In recent weeks, it has felt like the U.S. stock market slips a gear every so often, dropping sharply as investors search for traction in uncertain terrain.
After “whisper” estimates for the December jobs report, out last Friday, had plunged well into negative territory, payrolls instead jumped by 467k—well above the official consensus of only 125k, and close to twice the highest Bloomberg estimate.
U.S. and global stocks fell sharply Thursday as global interest rates rose and certain sectors posted weak earnings.
The Federal Reserve has indicated it plans to start raising short-term interest rates soon.