Markets and Economy

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

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are mixed in choppy trading with profit taking being seen in the technology space.

Closing Market Update: Small-Caps Rise Again

The Russell 2000 rose to a three-month high, but large-cap indexes were mixed as investors looked toward next week's Fed meeting.

Mid-Year Outlook: Fixed Income

Despite high volatility in the bond market during the first half of the year, what's surprising is how much didn't change.

Opening Market Update: Seeking Direction

After a powerful rally, stocks are flat in a week where earnings and data remain sparse. Investors await tomorrow's initial jobless claims report and Tuesday's inflation data ahead of the Fed meeting next week.

Looking to the Futures: Surprise Rate Hike Down Under

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) shocked markets by raising their benchmark rate to the highest level since 2012.

Tech, Small Caps Gain

Continued gains in tech leave the Nasdaq near a 14-month high, while small-cap stocks shook off some of the weakness.

Lower as Apple Rally Fades

A stumble by Apple keeps the S&P 500 Index from entering a fresh bull market, while slowing services sector activity has raised concerns about the economy.

Mid-Year Outlook: Global Stocks and Economy

The drama characterizing the first half of 2023 may abate, with potentially milder returns for investors due to effects from the Cardboard Box Recession.

Debt Deal Sparks Rally

The end of debt standoff and a stronger-than-expected jobs report helped boost the Dow to its biggest gain in over six months, while the Nasdaq is near a 14-month high.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Equities advance on debt ceiling deal and strong employment data.