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 modestly higher today which is being led by a tech rebound.

Market Snapshot | June 2023

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

Closing Market Update: S&P 500 Starts New Bull

Continued gains by large-cap stocks pushed the S&P 500 onto bull market turf as investors look toward Fed meeting, inflation numbers.

Opening Market Update: Oh, Canada

Despite yesterday's surprise Canadian rate hike, the markets still anticipate a Fed pause next week.

Looking to the Futures: Natural Gas Climbs on Warmer Weather Expectations

The July Henry Hub Natural Gas contract (NGN23) traded at 2.336, up .074 points in afternoon trading on Wednesday. Natural gas traded as high as 2.346 on Wednesday following the last several days’ positive weather reports. This marks the 4th consecutive trading day of gains and the highest closing price since May 31st.

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.

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.