Markets and Economy

July 6, 2022

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

Fed Rate Hikes: Why Are Bond Yields Falling?

The Federal Reserve's pledge to curb inflation appears to have resonated with the market. If the central bank raises rates as much as recent projections indicate, the risk of recession rises. Consequently, bond yields have been pulling back from recent highs and the yield curve has flattened.

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Bounce Off Lows for Second Session

Similar to yesterday, U.S. equities rallied at the close to ascend out of negative territory and finish higher on the day.

Today's Options Market Update

Investors searching for direction in choppy session.

Stocks Bounce Off Lows for Second Session

Similar to yesterday, U.S. equities rallied at the close to ascend out of negative territory and finish higher on the day.

Looking to the Futures: Tariff Talks

The Biden administration is contemplating removing some of the tariffs on Chinese imports

Markets Show Some Resiliency, but Uneasiness Remains

U.S. equities showed some resiliency to come off the worst levels of the day and finish mixed in a return to action following the long holiday weekend.

Shortages Have Led to Gluts

Inventory gluts have been bad news for the stocks of companies experiencing them, but could also be indicating an inflation peak, which tends to be an ingredient for market bottoms.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Another bear-market rally; another fake-out.

2022 Mid-Year Muni Market Outlook

We suggest that muni investors consider taking advantage of the recent selloff by moving up in both credit quality and coupon structure, and moderately extending duration.

Q3 Starts Off Positively, but Markets Notch Weekly Losses

U.S. equities started Q3 off on a high note, rallying from the lows of the day to finish in the plus column.