Markets and Economy

July 1, 2022

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

Equities Waver Following Last Week’s Rally

U.S. equities closed lower as stocks failed to capitalize on the early momentum from last week's sharp rally that brought the S&P 500 out of bear market territory.

Stocks Rise and Post a Weekly Gain

U.S. stocks closed solidly higher and, in the process, snapped a three-week losing streak for the broad-based S&P 500 Index which had posted weekly declines in 10 out of last 11 weeks.

Schwab Market Perspective: Price Shock

Inflation continues to run hot, raising the prospect that the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy more sharply than expected—possibly tipping the U.S. economy into recession.

Fed Gets Aggressive: What's It Mean for Investors?

Sticky inflation leads Fed to give rates a bigger bump. Could change be on the horizon for the economy and the markets?

Stock Market Volatility: Recession Worries Return

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.

2022 Mid-Year Market Outlook: Under Pressure

Economic uncertainty may have peaked in the first half of 2022, but it remains high. Stocks are likely to continue to feel the weight of Federal Reserve policy tightening, shrinking market liquidity and slower economic growth.

Fed Goes for Inflation's Jugular With 75bps Rate Hike

The Fed announced a 75bps rate hike, vowing to forcefully tackle inflation, while conceding the path to a soft landing has become "more challenging."

Market Snapshot | June 2022

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

Growth vs. Value: What Does It Mean?

Performance underneath the surface is sometimes markedly different from the action at the Growth and Value index level.

Signs Point to Rising Recession Risk

Rising inflation, rate hikes, supply-chain problems and the Russia-Ukraine war have contributed to growing recession fears. While recessions are impossible to predict, we think the risk of one—sooner rather than later—has picked up.