Markets and Economy

August 17, 2022

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

Market Snapshot | August 2022

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Finished Lower Amid Release of Fed’s Meeting Minutes

U.S. stocks closed out lower after the Fed released the highly anticipated minutes from the monetary policy meeting in July.

Will Midterms Affect Market Performance?

Stocks tend to outperform after midterm elections. Will the trend hold?

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks lower on soft economic data.

How Should Investors Respond to Higher Inflation?

We're all worried about the effects of inflation on our long-term portfolios. Here's what to do about it.

Stocks Finished Lower Amid Release of Fed’s Meeting Minutes

U.S. stocks closed out lower after the Fed released the highly anticipated minutes from the monetary policy meeting in July.

Looking to the Futures: Housing Slow Down

The housing market slowed further in July according to data released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Stocks End Mixed Amid Mostly Upbeat Earnings and Economic Data

U.S. stocks ended the day mixed following yesterday’s resiliency in the face of some softer-than-expected Chinese data.

Stocks Ended Higher Despite Disappointing Economic Reports

U.S. stocks closed out the day in positive fashion after bouncing back from negative territory earlier in the morning.

The End of Rate Hikes?

The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.