Markets and Economy

August 18, 2022

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

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks oscillate around the unchanged line as investors search for direction.

Looking to the Futures: Extreme Heat Scorches Cotton Acres

Cotton futures prices are soaring as recent temperatures have damaged crop growth.

Stocks Rebounded After Falling Earlier Amid Mixed Economic Data

U.S. stocks rebounded to finish the day higher following yesterday’s release of the minutes from the Fed’s July monetary policy meeting.

Schwab Market Update: Stocks Rebounded After Falling Earlier Amid Mixed Economic Data

U.S. stocks rebounded to finish the day higher following yesterday’s release of the minutes from the Fed’s July monetary policy meeting.

Will Midterms Affect Market Performance?

Stocks tend to outperform after midterm elections. Will the trend hold?

How Should Investors Respond to Higher Inflation?

We're all worried about the effects of inflation on our long-term portfolios. Here's what to do about it.

Stocks Finished Lower Amid Release of Fed’s Meeting Minutes

U.S. stocks closed out lower after the Fed released the highly anticipated minutes from the monetary policy meeting in July.

Market Snapshot | August 2022

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

Stocks End Mixed Amid Mostly Upbeat Earnings and Economic Data

U.S. stocks ended the day mixed following yesterday’s resiliency in the face of some softer-than-expected Chinese data.

Stocks Ended Higher Despite Disappointing Economic Reports

U.S. stocks closed out the day in positive fashion after bouncing back from negative territory earlier in the morning.