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Stocks Mixed in a Busy Day Full of Economic Reports

U.S. stocks ended mixed in a choppy trading session.

Looking to the Futures: OPEC Meets Virtually as US Commercial Crude Inventories Sink

The January Light Sweet Crude Oil contract (CLF23) has increased 3.49% to 80.93 in Wednesday’s mid-morning trading after the EIA released their weekly petroleum data giving insight into crude supplies.

Today's Options Market Update

Bulls catch their breath following yesterday’s robust rally.

Powell Comments Fuel Rally in Markets

U.S. equities reversed course and finished with solid gains in the wake of remarks from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at a gathering at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

U.S. Outlook: How Many More Times, Fed?

Weaker economic trends will likely form heading into 2023 as the Fed battles inflation, but a (hopefully) mild recession may help set stocks up for a better second half of the year.

Markets Close Off Lows to Finish Mixed

U.S. equities were mixed, as the markets processed a number of events and data.

Stocks Tumble Amid Geopolitical Concerns

U.S. equities started off the new week with solid losses, as protests in China over its zero-tolerance COVID policy kept investors on edge.

Stocks Posted Weekly Gains as Trading Session Ended Early

U.S. equities ended the day mixed, but the holiday-shortened week higher.

Risk for 2023: China Reopening

Chinese officials may be preparing to bring an end to China's zero-COVID policy but reopening the world's second-largest economy could bring inflationary challenges.