Stock Market Today: Market Moves Mostly Sideways in Quiet Session

Stocks managed to not give up most of yesterday's gains, but Wednesday certainly was a breather amid little to buoy the broader markets.

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One might have expected a pause in equities after yesterday's widespread resurgence – after all, that has been stocks' M.O. throughout 2022's bear market. And that's exactly what we got after stocks reversed a morning slump, then let an afternoon rally slip away right before Wednesday's close.

Just like Tuesday, there was no definitive driver for today's action – just a market trying to determine what's next amid a Texas plain's worth of headwinds.

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for, and the Managing Editor for before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.