Markets and Economy

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

Stocks Extend Pullback to Two-Month Lows

A continuing slump in semiconductor shares burdened the technology sector, fueling a fifth straight daily drop for the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite.

Closing Market Update

A continuing slump in semiconductor shares burdened the technology sector, fueling a fifth straight daily drop for the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks have moved into negative territory in early afternoon trading as investors eye higher yields, earnings results.

Callable Bonds: Understanding How They Work

Reviewing the basics can keep you from being caught off guard if your investment is returned to you before the stated maturity date.

Opening Market Update

Stronger semiconductor earnings helped lift Wall Street, with results from Netflix, leading economic indicators, and several Fed speakers also on deck.

Looking to the Futures

The strongest performing currency against the greenback just lost ground.

Stocks Tumble as Semiconductors Slump

The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite fell near two-month lows after key chip industry company reported disappointing quarterly results.

Stocks Mixed as Investors Assess Earnings, Rates

Major indexes little changed after Fed Chair Powell reaffirmed limited prospects for easing interest rate policy.

Stocks Broadly Lower Amid Middle East Concerns

The S&P 500 index sank near an eight-week low after Iran launched a weekend attack and stronger-than-expected retail sales boosted yields.

Family Affair: A Look at Sector Trends

While major indexes have seemingly been calm this year, there are notable and stealthy sector leadership shifts that have happened under the surface.