Markets and Economy

July 4, 2022

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

Schwab Market Update: Q3 Starts Off Positively, but Markets Notch Weekly Losses

U.S. equities started Q3 off on a high note, rallying from the lows of the day to finish in the plus column.

2022 Mid-Year Muni Market Outlook

We suggest that muni investors consider taking advantage of the recent selloff by moving up in both credit quality and coupon structure, and moderately extending duration.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks start the new quarter on the downside.

Q3 Starts Off Positively, but Markets Notch Weekly Losses

U.S. equities started Q3 off on a high note, rallying from the lows of the day to finish in the plus column.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Another bear-market rally; another fake-out.

Looking to the Futures: Bitcoin Tests $19,000

The crypto investing front has taken another barrage of body blows, pushing Bitcoin to test the $19,000 per coin level once again.

Despite Valiant Last-Hour Push, Stocks End Session Lower

While off the worst levels of the day, U.S. equities finished noticeably lower, as recession worries remained elevated, buoyed by the implications of the Fed and other key central banks aggressively tightening monetary policies.

Markets Show Resiliency in Final Hour

In another choppy trading session, U.S. equities finished mixed, with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ very near the unchanged mark, after investors appeared to struggle with conviction on the heels of yesterday's sharp drawdown.

Momentum from Bear Market Bounce Fails Again

U.S. equities finished solidly to the downside, reversing earlier gains, as the markets continue to struggle to keep the positive momentum from bouncing off bear market lows.

2022 Mid-Year Corporate Credit Outlook

After the steep drop in prices during the first half of this year, yields on many corporate bond investments are at or near 12-year highs. While that is attractive from an income perspective, we still suggest a maintaining a defensive approach, as risks are rising.