Markets and Economy

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

Opening Market Update: Pivotal Week Ahead

Stocks face a critical week with an FOMC meeting, Apple earnings, and the April jobs report. A rate hike seems highly likely, but investors will want to hear what the Fed thinks is next.

Mysterious Ways: Growth vs. Value Debate

Leadership shifts at the sector and style levels warrant some additional caution, as well as a closer look as to what investors are buying when it comes to "growth vs. value."

Weaker Ahead of Fed Meeting

Nasdaq, other major indexes, erase early gains as investors await expected rate hike, employment numbers.

Closing Market Update: Weaker Ahead of Fed Meeting

Nasdaq, other major indexes, erase early gains as investors await expected rate hike, employment numbers.

Today's Options Market Update

Today's trading session has been choppy as investors prepare for this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

April Ends on High Note

Stronger-than-expected earnings reports have helped drive the major U.S. indexes to recent highs.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Equities grind higher as volatility hovers near a year-to-date low.

Debt Ceiling: House Bill Passes, Impasse Continues

Although the House narrowly approved a bill designed to jumpstart negotiations, the issue is far from resolved.

When to Consider Munis From Outside Your Home State

Although investing in in-state municipal bonds may have tax advantages, there can be good reasons to buy out-of-state munis.