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Stocks Adding to Weekly Gains

U.S. stocks are extending weekly gains, rebounding from yesterday afternoon's slide as the markets remain choppy amid lingering global recession concerns that have been bolstered by monetary policy tightening efforts around the globe aimed at getting high inflation under control.

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Signs Point to Rising Recession Risk

Rising inflation, rate hikes, supply-chain problems and the Russia-Ukraine war have contributed to growing recession fears.

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Today's Options Market Update

Stocks modestly lower ahead of tomorrow’s inflation report.

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Schwab Market Update: Stocks Lower as Volatility Continues

U.S. equities are lower as the recent volatility continues despite yesterday's gains.

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2022 Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy

Sharp, countertrend rallies may continue this year, but aggressive Fed policy, the turning of the liquidity tide, and slower economic growth will likely keep pressure on stocks.

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Think Twice Before Buying a Muni Below Par

Municipal bonds acquired at too deep a discount could be subject to an additional tax, known as the de minimis tax, which would take a bite out of the after-tax return.

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Looking to the Futures: Natural Gas at New Highs

Low inventories drove natural gas prices to their highest level since 2008, while above normal temperatures are putting additional stress on natural gas supply.

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Are TIPS Worth Considering Now?

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, can help protect against inflation over the long run, but in the short term their performance may be dictated more by price declines in the secondary market.

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Schwab Market Update: Markets See Pressure Amid Disappointing Data

U.S. equities are trading lower in afternoon action with the markets unable to extend yesterday's solid gains.

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Today's Options Market Update

Stocks start the week higher following recent bearishness.

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Schwab Market Update: Losses Accelerate into the Close

U.S. equities plunged, finishing near the lows of the day, following disappointing quarterly results from Target Corporation and Lowe's Companies, with both retailers warning of rising cost pressures.

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Looking to the Futures: Natural Gas Spikes on Hot Temps

Natural gas prices traded higher to start the week after forecasts show hotter than average temperatures in the United States.

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Schwab Market Update: Stocks Remain Hamstrung as Conviction Continues to Cool

U.S. stocks are trading lower as another week begins on the heels of six-straight weekly losses for the S&P 500.

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Market Snapshot May 2022

Charles Schwab May 2022 Market Snapshot with Liz Ann Sonders. 

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Stock Market Volatility: Schwab’s Quick Take

U.S. stocks suffered another day of losses Monday, as the market continued to weigh the risk that the Federal Reserve’s aggressive anti-inflation campaign could push the economy into recession.