Markets and Economy

August 15, 2022

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

Looking to the Futures: Peak Inflation?

Consumers and businesses finally got a reprieve from soaring inflation in July.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

S&P 500 edges higher amid optimism that inflation peaked in June.

Schwab Market Perspective: Mixed Signals

Although some recent economic data has been strong, the bigger picture is more nuanced. Some leading economic indicators have begun signaling recession, and the Treasury yield curve is inverted.

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Cap the Week With Solid Gains

U.S. stocks closed solidly higher to cap off a week that saw the S&P 500 notch its fourth-straight weekly gain.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks add to weekly gains.

Stocks Cap the Week With Solid Gains

U.S. stocks closed solidly higher to cap off a week that saw the S&P 500 notch its fourth-straight weekly gain.

Stocks End Mixed After Today’s Release of Inflation Data

U.S. stocks closed out the day mixed as the markets digested the release of the Producer Price Index.

Stocks Ended Higher Amid Softer-Than-Expected Inflation Data

U.S. stocks closed higher in response to the July consumer price inflation report, which came in cooler than expected.

Stocks Closed Lower Before Tomorrow’s Inflation Report

U.S. stocks ended the day lower as the markets awaited tomorrow's start of a flood of July inflation data.

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.