Stock Market Today: Stocks End Mixed To Start Q2

Strong readings on the manufacturing data lowered expectations for a June rate cut and kept investors on edge.

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Monday's good-news-is-bad-news manufacturing data sparked concern over the Federal Reserve's rate-cut plans and kept a lid on sentiment. 

Several key events over the next few weeks could impact when the central bank may or may not start lowering the federal funds rate including this Friday's jobs report, which economists expect to show a still-strong labor market.  

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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.