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Schwab Market Update: Stocks Mixed Amid Central Bank Policy Decisions

U.S. stocks are mixed, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq looking to add to yesterday's rally that came as the Fed hiked rates by a decelerated amount and suggested that it may be nearing the end of its tightening cycle.

Today's Options Market Update

Equities continue their post-Fed rally.

Fed Chair Comments Boost Stocks

U.S. equities came well off the lows of the day to finish higher, as investors shook off the Fed's decision to raise rates for a seventh time.

Waiting for the End…Just Not Yet

Though the Fed is close to the end of its rate-hiking cycle, additional increases in the fed funds rate are still likely, albeit less aggressive in magnitude.

Looking to the Futures: EIA Report Pushes Oil

West Texas Intermediate crude, CLH23, closed lower on Wednesday’s trading as the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report indicated a rise on crude inventories. CLH23 closed at $76.41, down $2.46 per barrel.

Stocks Higher Ahead of Tomorrow's Fed Decision

U.S. equities ended a choppy trading session higher, as investors sifted through a host of earnings and economic data, and awaited tomorrow’s monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve.

Stocks Finish Lower as Markets Await a Busy Week

U.S. stocks declined, trimming a strong start to 2023, as investors prepared for a busy week full of earnings data, economic reports, and monetary policy decisions.

The Everything Everywhere All at Once Rally

Despite market volatility, inflationary pressures, and a potential earnings recession, a rally involving stocks, bonds, and some commodities started in November still persists.

Weekly Market Outlook

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

Weekly Trader's Outlook for Jan. 27, 2023

Will Fed/Q4 earnings validate recent bullish momentum next week?