Markets and Economy

August 8, 2022

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

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Finish Mixed as Inflation Data Looms

U.S. stocks closed mixed as the markets appeared cautious ahead of a flood of July inflation data over the course of the next few days.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks mixed to start the week.

Both Sides Now: Fed's Dueling Mandates

July's hot jobs report will likely keep the Fed in a hawkish position, but key to watch moving forward is a continued softening in leading labor and inflation indicators.

Looking to the Futures: Robust U.S. Employment Keeps Fed Hawkish

Job growth continued to defy expectations, as the July Non-farm Payrolls report came in double pre-report estimates.

Stocks Finish Mixed as Inflation Data Looms

U.S. stocks closed mixed as the markets appeared cautious ahead of a flood of July inflation data over the course of the next few days.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

S&P 500 consolidates only about 6% shy of a new bull market.

Stocks Closed Mixed Amid Key Read on July’s Payroll Report

U.S. stocks finished mixed to close out the week amid a host of earnings and economic data, including the highly anticipated July nonfarm payroll report that came in much stronger than expected.

The Strong Dollar: Can It Continue?

A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.

Markets Mixed Ahead of Key Labor Report

U.S. equities finished mixed on the heels of yesterday's strong advance that was aided by upbeat economic and earnings data, as caution appeared to have set in ahead of tomorrow's key July labor report.

Stocks Finish Lower in Bumpy Trading Session

U.S. equities finished mixed in choppy trading amid a host of data, events and cautious Fedspeak driving sentiment.