Markets and Economy

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Stocks' Record Run Extends After Soft Retail Sales

Weaker-than-expected retail sales boosted rate cut hopes, while the semiconductor rally made Nvidia the world's most valuable company.

Closing Market Update

Weaker-than-expected retail sales boosted rate cut hopes, while the semiconductor rally made Nvidia the world's most valuable company.

Opening Market Update

Stocks were choppy and yields initially traded in the red on the data. Volume may be light Tuesday ahead of the Juneteenth holiday, which can lead to volatility.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks have been meandering above and below the unchanged line today in muted trading as investors digest this morning’s relatively weak Retail Sales report.

Income-Generating ETFs: Covered-Call vs. Dividend?

Exchange-traded funds that combine equity market exposure with a side of options may seem appetizing, but there are risks worth considering before adding one to your plate. For many investors, straightforward dividend ETFs may be a better choice.

Looking to the Futures

Last night, BOJ Governor Kazuo Ueda signaled the possibility of a rate hike in July.

Stocks Extend Record Rally as Momentum Continues

The S&P 500 index posted its 30th record close of the year as investors remained emboldened by signs of easing inflation.

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.

Election Risk Returns

A top risk for investors, elections may see a shift from centrist to more populist policy that could slow exports, raise inflation, and increase volatility in the global markets.

Reduce Emotional Trading with Robo-Advisors

Trading with your emotions during times of market volatility? Explore whether a robo-advisor may be able to help.