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Experts offer their insights on the U.S. and global markets.

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 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.
Washington Watch

by Michael T Townsend
July 9, 2020
Here’s what we’re keeping an eye on in the weeks ahead.
Bond Insights

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July 8, 2020
We can’t rule it out completely, but we believe the risk is low.
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.
Schwab Market Perspective: Mixed Signals
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
June 11, 2020
Why did stocks rise over the past month despite grim economic news? The Federal Reserve’s massive liquidity injection is one reason.
Fed and Watered: Rates to Stay Near Zero
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
June 10, 2020
As expected, the Federal Reserve kept rates near zero, plans to keep them there until 2022, and established a floor under its large-scale asset purchases.
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 Volatility

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April 3, 2020
Has the pandemic made you reevaluate your priorities? Consider these steps to get your finances in shape.
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.
Market Commentary

by Schwab Center for Financial Research
March 27, 2020
Schwab experts share their perspectives on how the legislation may affect individuals and markets.
Retirement

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March 26, 2020
If you are close to retiring, beware of the little-known sequence-of-returns risk that could take a huge slice out of your retirement income.
Market Volatility

by Schwab Center for Financial Research
March 18, 2020
How to perform a five-point “systems check” on your plan.
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?

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