Markets and Economy

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

Opening Market Update

Analyst expectations had monthly headline PPI at 0.1% and monthly core PPI, which was flat, at 0.3%. Weekly jobless claims jumped to 242,000. The news gave indexes another lift.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are mixed following yesterday’s FOMC wrap-up along with another benign inflation report from this morning’s Producer Price Index.

Economy Is Strong, but Investor Uncertainty Lingers

Even with a growing economy, falling inflation, and record low unemployment, investors can’t shake concerns about interest rates, the election, and the U.S. debt and deficit.

Looking to the Futures

As expected, the Fed kept interest rates unchanged at the current range of 5.25% to 5.5% as the central bank attempts to move the rate of inflation to 2% in the shadow of an excelling economy.

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index hit an all-time high for the third-straight day on cooler CPI report, even as Fed scaled back rate cut outlook.

The Fed Holds Rates Steady and Remains Patient

As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the June meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.

Stocks Post Record Highs Ahead of CPI, FOMC

The S&P 500 index climbed to a fresh all-time high as investors await inflation update and Fed policy meeting.

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.

Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy

Certain segments of the economy and stock market have experienced much stronger recoveries this year, underscoring a severe bifurcation between the "haves" and "have nots."

Stocks Slip from Records as Job Growth Surprises

An unexpectedly strong jump in nonfarm payrolls indicated a firm job market but reduced chances for Fed rate cuts.