Markets and Economy

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

Stocks Fell as Tech Shares Extended Weakness

The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite still ended the week near record highs with a heavy data week ahead.

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq Composite still ended the week near record highs with a heavy data week ahead.

Today's Options Market Update

A lackluster session is unfolding to close out the week with stocks mixed but heading for another week in the green.

Opening Market Update

Major U.S. indexes are on pace for weekly gains, but extended Thursday's slide as chip stocks lost more ground. PMI, leading indicators loom as the dollar climbs and yields fall.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

The SPX and COMPX once again set fresh record highs this week, but yesterday's price reversal in technology may be hinting that some consolidation of recent gains is needed next week.

Looking to the Futures

Rate Cut Follows European Central Bank Decision

Stocks Mixed Amid Weaker Economic Data

Major indexes are mostly down following the Juneteenth holiday, with the S&P 500 fading after briefly surpassing 5,500 for the first time.

2024 Mid-Year Outlook: Corporate Bonds

Investment-grade corporate bonds remain attractive given their lower risk and relatively high yields. Long-term investors who can handle volatility might consider high-yield bonds and preferred securities, but we wouldn't suggest large positions in either.

Stocks' Record Run Extends After Soft Retail Sales

Weaker-than-expected retail sales boosted rate cut hopes, while the semiconductor rally made Nvidia the world's most valuable company.

Income-Generating ETFs: Covered-Call vs. Dividend?

Exchange-traded funds that combine equity market exposure with a side of options may seem appetizing, but there are risks worth considering before adding one to your plate. For many investors, straightforward dividend ETFs may be a better choice.