Stock Market Today: Stocks Stay Shaky Amid Fed Uncertainty

The energy sector was a notable decliner as U.S. crude futures slumped to their lowest close of the year.

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Stocks continued to sell off Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its daily losing streak to four. Amid a relatively bare economic calendar, investors' attention continued to be focused on next week's Federal Reserve meeting. Uncertainty over the central bank's next steps regarding monetary policy is impacting price action, particularly following the recent releases of data showing the U.S. economy remains resilient even in the face of this year's aggressive rate-hiking campaign. 

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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.