Stock Market Today: Stocks End Lower Ahead of Powell Speech

Investors continued to grapple with Friday's strong jobs report and how it might impact the Fed's decision-making.

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Stocks opened lower Monday and stayed that way through the close. Amid a bare economic calendar and just a smattering of earnings reports released ahead of the open, attention was focused on last Friday's stunning jobs report – and what it could potentially mean for the Federal Reserve's rate-hike plans going forward. 

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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.