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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

by Jeffrey Kleintop
August 3, 2020
Let’s take a look at how recent developments may have impacted long-term returns for stock market investors.
Policy of Truth: Fed Holds Rates Steady Amid Somber Outlook
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
July 29, 2020
The Fed left rates unchanged near-zero, as expected, while emphasizing that “the path of the economy will depend significantly on the course of the virus.”
Stocks Rebounding as Fully-Loaded Week Commences
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
July 27, 2020
Earnings have so far bested an extremely low bar, but stocks may be discounting too swift a recovery; while concentration remains a risk.
Stock Market Reaction to Expiring COVID-19 Programs
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
July 20, 2020
If not extended or replaced, the fading support for the unemployed raises the risk of weakening economic momentum, turning the V-shaped recovery into a W.
Schwab Market Perspective: Watching the Shape of the Recovery
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
July 17, 2020
U.S. stocks have been fairly resilient even as coronavirus hotspots flare up around the country. How long can it last?
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
July 13, 2020
Rate of change and inflection points in economic data drive stocks; but in these unique times, the level of said data needs to be considered, too.
Making Sense Of The Market (And Where We Can’t)
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
July 6, 2020
In order to help try to make sense of it all, let’s take a look at where the stock market makes sense right now and where it doesn’t.
Pause: Stocks’ June Consolidation Continues
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 29, 2020
Since the recent peak in early June, stocks have been consolidating, driven by rising COVID-19 cases and less “shock and awe” from the Fed.
What A COVID-19 Second Wave Means For Investors
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
June 23, 2020
A second wave of global COVID-19 is getting a lot of media attention, but the appearance of a global second wave of cases is primarily driven by the different timing of first waves across countries—rather than second waves within countries.
2020 Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 15, 2020
The divergence between the stock market and economy has characterized the past few months; with a convergence possible in the second half of the year.
Disconnect the Dots: Main Street vs. Wall Street
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 1, 2020
The dominant question we’ve been getting from investors is about the perceived disconnect between what’s happening on Main Street and what’s happening on Wall Street.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
May 26, 2020
Cyclicals typically lead the market higher when stocks rebound from a bear market and recession—but not this time.
What’s the Future Payback for the Stimulus?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
May 11, 2020
It is becoming increasingly clear that the massive global stimulus is being financed by a rise in money, not debt.
Dashboards: Measuring Recovery In Real Time
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
April 27, 2020
For each of the major countries in Asia and Europe, we will be tracking weekly data on key elements of a recovery to assess its pace and success.
What Can Investors Expect From GDP Reports
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
April 13, 2020
The most widely used measure of economic activity, gross domestic product (GDP), will soon be released for the first quarter by different countries.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 30, 2020
This recession is the result of a shock, not the natural end result of a slow build-up of excesses. This may mean the recession and bear market could be deeper, but also that the duration may be shorter.
Who Fueled The Fastest Bear Market Ever?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 16, 2020
We all know what is driving the market selloff, COVID-19, but who is doing the selling?
Market Commentary

by Schwab Center for Financial Research
March 12, 2020
Market volatility can make anyone nervous. Here’s what investors should know about dealing with it.
Q&A on COVID-19: The Economy, Markets and What Investors Should Do
Market Volatility

by Jeffrey Kleintop
February 28, 2020
We answer key questions about the coronavirus impact on the economy, markets and what investors should do.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
February 28, 2020
Will the country’s rising tide of debt affect your portfolio?

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