Stock Market Today: Stocks Wobble Ahead of CPI, Q4 Earnings Season

It was another choppy session for the major indexes, although the price action ultimately resolved higher.

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Stocks struggled for direction Tuesday after an early morning speech from Fed Chair Jerome Powell failed to give any hints on the central bank's plans for monetary policy moving forward. Instead, investors looked ahead to a pair of potentially market-moving events occurring later this week: Thursday's release of the December consumer price index (CPI); and Friday's start of the fourth-quarter earnings season. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.