Markets and Economy

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S&P 500 Extended Nosedive on Geopolitical Worries

The S&P 500 index dropped for a sixth straight trading day after Israel launched an attack on Iran and reduced rate cut hopes kept investors in a foul mood.

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index dropped for a sixth straight trading day after Israel launched an attack on Iran and reduced rate cut hopes kept investors in a foul mood.

Today's Options Market Update

Volatility hit a six-month high overnight after Israel responded to Iran's attack with a limited strike, then erased most of the gain. Major indexes traded near the flatline.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Stocks had a rough week, driven by higher yields, geopolitical uncertainty, and a more hawkish Fed. Investors should prepare for higher volatility next week given the lineup of potential catalysts.

Opening Market Update

Volatility hit a six-month high overnight after Israel responded to Iran's attack with a limited strike, then erased most of the gain. Major indexes traded near the flat line.

Sector Views: Monthly Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

What's New in Stock Sectors & Corporate Bonds?

Kathy Jones and Collin Martin analyze the attractiveness of corporate bond yields, and Liz Ann Sonders interviews Kevin Gordon about sector performance.

Stocks Extend Pullback to Two-Month Lows

A continuing slump in semiconductor shares burdened the technology sector, fueling a fifth straight daily drop for the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite.

Callable Bonds: Understanding How They Work

Reviewing the basics can keep you from being caught off guard if your investment is returned to you before the stated maturity date.

Looking to the Futures

A rise in weekly crude inventories sent crude oil futures tumbling in Wednesday's trading.