Why the Stock Market Is Not the Economy

January 8, 2023 Beginner
Watch to learn the difference between the stock market and the economy.
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Get Schwab's view on markets and economy.

Opening Market Update

As Congress contemplates funding the government, investors will get a look at the latest PCE prices data, the Fed's preferred inflation metric, which analysts see growing at 0.3%.

Today's Options Market Update

Price action is choppy to start the week as investors await Thursday's latest read on inflation in the form of the PCE Price Index.

Looking to the Futures

March Natural gas futures (NGH24) ended Friday’s session lower, as few signs of winter cold is keeping gas storage levels elevated.

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