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Schwab Market Update: Stocks Mixed Following Release of Strong Labor Report

U.S. equities were mixed and ended near the starting line as investors digested the highly anticipated November labor report which showed stronger-than-expected job growth.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Dovish Fed and strong economic data drives volatile market action.

Stocks Mixed Following Release of Strong Labor Report

U.S. equities were mixed and ended near the starting line as investors digested the highly anticipated November labor report which showed stronger-than-expected job growth.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks drop following strong employment data.

Stocks Mixed in a Busy Day Full of Economic Reports

U.S. stocks ended mixed in a choppy trading session.

Looking to the Futures: OPEC Meets Virtually as US Commercial Crude Inventories Sink

The January Light Sweet Crude Oil contract (CLF23) has increased 3.49% to 80.93 in Wednesday’s mid-morning trading after the EIA released their weekly petroleum data giving insight into crude supplies.

Powell Comments Fuel Rally in Markets

U.S. equities reversed course and finished with solid gains in the wake of remarks from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at a gathering at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

U.S. Outlook: How Many More Times, Fed?

Weaker economic trends will likely form heading into 2023 as the Fed battles inflation, but a (hopefully) mild recession may help set stocks up for a better second half of the year.

Markets Close Off Lows to Finish Mixed

U.S. equities were mixed, as the markets processed a number of events and data.

Stocks Tumble Amid Geopolitical Concerns

U.S. equities started off the new week with solid losses, as protests in China over its zero-tolerance COVID policy kept investors on edge.