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Stocks Tumble on Bank Slump, Geopolitical Worries

Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to its lowest level since January after JPMorgan Chase results disappointed and Middle East tensions escalated.

Closing Market Update

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to its lowest level since January after JPMorgan Chase results disappointed and Middle East tensions escalated.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

What a week! Stocks experienced some volatile moves this week, in both directions, driven by hotter than expected headline and Core (ex-food and fuel) CPI data, cooler than expected PPI data, sharply rising interest rates, falling Fed rate cut expectations, falling Consumer Sentiment, and mixed earnings and guidance from the financial sector. Investors should be prepared for more potential swings next week, as more earnings data is released, and additional insight is gathered on the strength of the consumer via the Retail Sales report.

Schwab Market Perspective: Rolling Recovery?

There are signs that some previous "rolling recessions" are starting to turn into rolling recoveries.

Opening Market Update

JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo kicked off big bank earnings, which continues next week. Treasury yields were lower, sometimes a tailwind for stocks.

With Stubborn Inflation, What Should the Fed's Target Be? (With David Beckworth)

Kathy Jones interviews economist David Beckworth about the potential role of nominal GDP as an alternate target for the Fed.

Stocks Rebound Behind Tamer PPI, Tech Resurgence

Semiconductors helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a record close after a lower-than-expected producer price update eased inflation worries.

Market Snapshot | April 2024

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

Today's Options Market Update

Both core and headline PPI rose 0.2% in March, at and slightly below analyst estimates, respectively, a day after stocks plunged on a hotter-than-expected CPI report.

Looking to the Futures

West Texas Intermediate rose during Wednesday’s trading as geopolitical tensions threaten to upend supply lines.