Stock Market Today: Stocks Choppy With Inflation Data on Deck

The major indexes struggled for direction Monday amid more volatility in regional bank stocks and ahead of this week's key inflation updates.

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Despite Friday's impressive rally, stocks were choppy to start the new week.

Regional bank stocks remained in focus following last week's massive selloff, while investors also looked ahead to this week's inflation data, which includes Wednesday's release of the April consumer price index

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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.