Stock Market Today: Markets Up Again as Bank, Energy Stocks Outperform

The major indexes closed higher for a second straight day ahead of tomorrow's highly anticipated Fed decision.

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Stocks closed higher for a second straight day as anxiety eased ahead of tomorrow's key Fed decision. 

Turmoil in the financial sector has sparked volatile price swings in bank stocks in recent weeks, but a lack of jarring headlines today helped calm investors' nerves. Some bargain hunting also buoyed the broader market, with financial and energy – two of the most beaten-down sectors of late – seeing notable upside on Tuesday. 

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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.