Markets and Economy

May 16, 2022

Read our latest market commentary on of-the-moment trends so you can make informed investment decisions.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks sluggish to start the week following Friday’s bounce.

Looking to the Futures: The Week Ahead

This week has just begun, and we have already seen some excitement in the commodity markets.

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Lower Amid Continued Lack of Conviction

U.S. equities are lower to start the week after coming off of a six-week losing streak for the S&P 500.

Schwab Market Perspective: Downshifting

The economy has slowed amid rising inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening and persistent global supply chain crises. In turn, the U.S. stock market has weakened.

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Weekly Trader's Outlook

Bargain hunters still being thwarted.

Friday's Schwab Market Update Podcast: Markets Post Gains, but a Six-Straight Weekly Loss

U.S. equites finished the last session of a volatile week higher, but posted losses on a weekly basis for the sixth-straight time.

Growth vs. Value: What Does It Mean?

Performance underneath the surface is sometimes markedly different from the action at the Growth and Value index level.

Market Instability Continues

In an all-to-familiar theme, U.S. equities shed early gains to finish mixed, adding to the volatility that has sent the major indices to levels not seen in over a year.

Bond Market Reset: What's Next?

Major central banks are hiking interest rates rapidly and shrinking their balance sheets in an effort to "normalize" policy. The question hanging over the market is, "What is a normal policy rate?"

Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Economic Growth?

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it's not a simple relationship.