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Successful investing begins with being informed. Read the insights of top Schwab professionals and keep up with the daily flux of the stock market.


Market Commentary

Fed Still Hasn’t Found What it’s Looking For
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 16, 2021
The Fed kept rates unchanged, but updated median projections from the FOMC show two rate hikes likely by the end of 2023.
Market Commentary

by Schwab Center for Financial Research
June 14, 2021
You can get indirect exposure to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies through Schwab—but there are a few things you should know first.
Turn Turn Turn: Rotations Persist
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 14, 2021
It’s been a highly-rotational stock market this year in terms of leadership; with aggressively-speculative themes peppered in. Remember, neither FOMO nor HODL are investment strategies.
Schwab Market Perspective: Beneath the Surface
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
June 11, 2021
Recent economic data paints one picture, but there’s a lot going on beneath the surface.
2021 Mid-Year Outlook: Global Stocks and Economy
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
June 7, 2021
The recovery is now over; a new global economic expansion has begun. The new economic cycle has seen stock market leadership pass from the U.S. to Europe.
2021 Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 1, 2021
Peak growth rates for the economy and earnings are likely behind us, setting the economy up for a boom-settle scenario in the second half of the year.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
May 27, 2021
Examining performance trends over the past year reveals a nuanced relationship.
Signs Inflation’s Surge Is Transitory
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
May 24, 2021
While it’s very early to say the rise in inflation has passed, there are signs that the fastest part of the rebound in inflation might soon be over.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
May 17, 2021
Inflation has become an obsessed-about topic; with the latest CPI report reinforcing inflationists’ fears. Is the Fed right that it’s only a “transitory” problem?
Schwab Market Perspective: Will the Economy Overheat?
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
May 14, 2021
As we move into the summer, the pace of economic growth remains robust.
Is Stagflation Back?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
May 10, 2021
The shortage of supplies indicates risk of economic weakness coupled with rising prices.
Boom Boom Pow: Have Stocks Already Priced in Economic Boom?
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
May 3, 2021
The stock market has been generally cheering strong economic data; but history shows that boom economic conditions may already be largely priced in.
What’s Working? Two Ideas For Investors
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
April 26, 2021
In recent months, two investment themes have been rewarding investors with outperformance: defense sector companies and those participating in share buybacks.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones
April 14, 2021
Each bond bear market is unique, but we believe with the right strategy, they can be manageable.
The Next Bubble?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
April 12, 2021
The specific set of conditions that have historically characterized the start of an investment bubble appear to be forming.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
April 6, 2021
Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Stimulus Payback: 2023
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 29, 2021
Policymakers in major economies have pointed to 2023 as the date the stimulus payback may begin.
Market Commentary

by Schwab Center for Financial Research
March 23, 2021
Vaccine rollouts in major countries are proceeding at different speeds, and investors are torn between optimism about business re-openings and concern about rising interest rates.
It’s What You Value … and Where You Find It
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
March 22, 2021
Investor attention has shifted from Growth to Value as the economy regains its footing, but understanding their factors and fundamentals is crucial.
Bull? Bear? How about a “Bunny” market?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 15, 2021
Not likely a bear market, but it may feel less like last year’s charging bull market. Perhaps a “bunny” market, with the stock market hopping up and down.

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