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Market Commentary

Closing Market Update

The major indexes rose for the first time in four days, boosted by strength in technology shares, ahead of the key November jobs report.
December 7, 2023

Stocks Gain Broadly as Investors Await Payrolls

The major indexes rose for the first time in four days, boosted by strength in technology shares, ahead of the key November jobs report.
December 7, 2023

Opening Market Update

As jobless claims came in roughly in line with expectations, investors may be limiting risk while waiting for data on jobs and inflation, and for the Fed's next meeting.
December 7, 2023

Looking to the Futures

West Texas Intermediate Crude Futures for January 2024 deliveries settled at its lowest value in five months, driven by easing demand and increasing global supplies.
December 7, 2023

Fixed Income Outlook: The Rocky Road Bond Market

Although some volatility may continue, we believe interest rates have peaked. We expect lower Treasury yields and positive returns for investors in 2024.
December 6, 2023

2024 Global Outlook: The Big Picture

Our outlook for 2024 is for a gradual U-shaped recovery composed of seemingly chaotic movements in economic data with turning points in policy rates and earnings growth.
December 4, 2023

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop’s 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.
December 4, 2023

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Stocks are starting the month of December on a high note as 10-year yields fall to two-month lows.
December 1, 2023

U.S. Outlook: One Thing Leads to Another

Economic pain is likely in 2024, but that doesn’t mean stocks will struggle all year, especially if there is a continuation of the rolling recessions that have hit the economy.
November 27, 2023

Is China Investable?

Reasons prompting concern around investing in China may be improving, but volatility is likely to remain characteristic of Chinese stocks in 2024.
November 20, 2023

Congress Averts Government Shutdown … Again

The bill will keep the federal government running into early 2024, but likely increases the risk of a shutdown in February.
November 16, 2023

Roller Coaster: Markets Take a Ride

Like some advances earlier this year, the market's current surge hasn't been defined by strong breadth underneath the surface—which will be key for a sustained, durable advance.
November 13, 2023

Using Tactical Allocation Tilts During Volatile Markets

How to implement tactical allocation tilts based on short-term market expectations.
November 10, 2023

Schwab Market Perspective: Upside-Down

Lately bad news has been good news for the stock market, as investors look to the Federal Reserve to begin cutting rates earlier than previously expected.
November 10, 2023

Bond Market: What Happened to "Higher for Longer"?

Treasury yields have dropped as weak economic data suggests the Federal Reserve may begin cutting the federal funds rate target earlier than previously expected.
November 9, 2023

Bank of Japan: End of an Era?

Policy changes at the Bank of Japan could potentially reverse capital flows, shift global yields higher, contribute to a stronger yen, and increase the value of Japanese stocks.
November 6, 2023

Another Rate Hike Bites the Dust

With unanimity, the Fed opted to keep the fed funds rate unchanged but remains attentive to the idea that inflation risk should still be paid attention to.
November 1, 2023

Serious Business: Assessing Earnings Season

Earnings results thus far underscore the strong bifurcation within the market, which is confirmed by the continued deterioration in breadth throughout the current correction.
October 30, 2023
On Investing: Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

Our Philosophy and What Matters in the Markets

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders explain their investing philosophies and how they analyze market data.
October 27, 2023

What Happened to ESG Stocks?

Investments in alternative energy have become unattractive due to higher interest rates, not changes in government policies, adoption or pricing of green technologies.
October 23, 2023

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