Markets and Economy

October 6, 2022

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

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Were Lower in Anticipation for Tomorrow’s Key Labor Report

U.S. stocks declined, giving back some of the gains from earlier this week as the volatility in the currency and bond markets continued to be a major source of uneasiness for investors.

Looking to the Futures: Soybeans Fall as Harvest Continues

The November Soybeans contract (SX22) has fallen 1.28% to 1365.75 in Wednesday’s late morning trading as soybean harvest passes 22% completion.

Stocks Were Lower in Anticipation for Tomorrow’s Key Labor Report

U.S. stocks declined, giving back some of the gains from earlier this week as the volatility in the currency and bond markets continued to be a major source of uneasiness for investors.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks subdued as yields and dollar continue to rise.

Stocks Stage Comeback

U.S. equities climbed out of a deep hole to finish just below the unchanged mark in the wake of the biggest two-day rally since April 2020.

5 Factors to Consider With Taxable Munis

Recent market conditions have made taxable municipal bonds attractive for some investors, as they can offer high yields without much credit risk.

U.S. Stocks Participate in Global Rally

U.S. equities rallied for a second day amid a host of events and data, including a smaller-than-expected rate hike from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA).

Ripple(s) From Surging Dollar

While a spike in global market volatility has prompted some investors to think a Fed response is imminent, we caution against thinking that intervention is a bullish development.

Stocks Began the New Quarter Noticeably Higher

U.S. stocks soared to begin Q4, bouncing back after last week’s fall that sent the S&P 500 to its lowest levels of the year.

Stocks Continued Yesterday’s Losses Amid a Host of Economic Data

U.S. equities ended the day lower in a choppy trading session, adding to yesterday's selloff that brought the major indices back to their lowest levels of the year.