Markets and Economy

May 19, 2022

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

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks struggle to find bid support amid elevated uncertainty.

Schwab Market Update: Conviction Remains Restrained, Stocks Finish Lower

U.S. equities finished in the red, but off the lows of the day, amid a choppy session after yesterday's sharp drop amid concerns about inflation pressures weighing on corporate profit margins.

Looking to the Futures

Wheat faces more uncertainty.

Current Winners and Losers in the Global Economy

U.S. financial markets are rocky, but that’s not true for all markets across the globe. Why the discrepancy, and where are potential opportunities?

Get Schwab's view on markets and economy.

Stock Market Volatility: Schwab's Quick Take

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.

Doom and Gloom: When Will It End?

Bearish sentiment is becoming a contrarian support; but for now, aggressive Fed action, tightening financial conditions, and the liquidity drain may keep downward pressure on stocks.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Bargain hunters still being thwarted.

Friday's Schwab Market Update Podcast: Markets Post Gains, but a Six-Straight Weekly Loss

U.S. equites finished the last session of a volatile week higher, but posted losses on a weekly basis for the sixth-straight time.

Schwab Market Perspective: Downshifting

The economy has slowed amid rising inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening and persistent global supply chain crises. In turn, the U.S. stock market has weakened.

Growth vs. Value: What Does It Mean?

Performance underneath the surface is sometimes markedly different from the action at the Growth and Value index level.