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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

Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
October 18, 2021
The age of abundance has given way to an age of scarcity, while the pro-cyclical version of inflation may have given way to the counter-cyclical version.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
October 15, 2021
Market volatility has picked up as labor shortages, supply bottlenecks, and rising inflation fears have narrowed the path forward. Here’s what we expect to see in the coming weeks.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
October 11, 2021
Persistently going from one transitory source of inflation to the next may keep inflation elevated for longer than markets currently anticipate.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
October 4, 2021
September’s end brought some key winning streaks to an end courtesy of elevated risks associated with myriad economic, inflation and policy related uncertainties.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
September 27, 2021
Japanese stocks have rebounded to 30-year highs and became the world’s best performers in September and the third quarter.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
September 22, 2021
FOMC hinted that formal details of balance sheet tapering may come in November, while there were notable changes in economic/inflation projections and rate hike expectations.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
September 20, 2021
It’s been 35 years since I began my career on Wall Street and the lessons I learned along the way from some all-time investment greats always hold true.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones
September 15, 2021
The bond market has been in hibernation for months, and investors may have become complacent about risks.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
September 14, 2021
Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
September 13, 2021
A gradual slowing of stimulus heralds a potential drop for the world’s stock markets, but the evidence suggests a possibility for a positive outcome.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
September 7, 2021
Since COVID’s wrath began, the stock market has gone through three major phases of leadership, with a fourth possibly underway driven in part by seasonals.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
September 3, 2021
Special purpose acquisition companies—also known as blank-check companies—have gained immense popularity since the beginning of 2020.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
August 30, 2021
Supply chain issues are worsening, increasing the risk to sales, production, and inflation. European stocks may offer an opportunity to avoid these risks.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones, Christina Shaffer
August 11, 2021
Although the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases has unsettled markets in the past, we expect it to be more orderly this time around.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
August 9, 2021
The bull market in housing over the past year has been astonishing; but pandemic-induced effects are in the rearview, likely signaling some easing ahead.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
August 2, 2021
China’s recent stock market pullback has been in line with the average annual drawdown; historically, this volatility has tended to produce double-digit annualized gains.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
July 26, 2021
As anticipated, corporate earnings are set for another stellar quarter; but with peak growth rates likely behind us, the road ahead gets choppier.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
July 19, 2021
COVID-19 resurgences appear to be the primary driver of moves across many markets this year.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones
July 14, 2021
The steep drop in yields has defied conventional wisdom.
Lockdown Leadership Unlikely To Last
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
July 6, 2021
In the last few weeks, stock market leadership reversed back to lockdown-era defensives as the stock market made new all-time highs.

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