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US Market Commentary

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Looking to the Futures

March Natural gas futures (NGH24) ended Friday’s session lower, as few signs of winter cold is keeping gas storage levels elevated.
February 26, 2024
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Cryptocurrencies: What Are They?

Interest in cryptocurrencies has soared in recent years. Understandably, investors have questions—here are answers to some of the most common.
February 23, 2024

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted fresh highs behind Nvidia, AI-driven bullishness.
February 23, 2024

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted fresh highs behind Nvidia, AI-driven bullishness.
February 23, 2024

Opening Market Update

Nvidia continued to rise despite some pressure on tech and is now the third-largest US stock. Berkshire Hathaway reports tomorrow and key inflation data is released next week.
February 23, 2024

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Most of the majors notched fresh all-time highs this week, with the help of robust earnings from AI-darling Nvidia, but a lack of near-term catalysts may lead to some consolidation of recent gains.
February 23, 2024

Sector Views: Monthly Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.
February 23, 2024
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Stock Sectors: What Are They? How Are They Used?

Here are key facts to know about equity sectors—what they are, what they do, and how stock sectors can be used in investing.
February 23, 2024

Inflation: Too Hot?

Relatively hot inflation reports might be blips, but they reinforce why the Fed's rate-cutting cycle might be more gradual, which could be a better backdrop for stocks.
February 20, 2024

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop’s 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.
February 20, 2024

Schwab Market Perspective: Confidence Catches Up

Sentiment data is beginning to match relatively strong "hard" economic data.
February 16, 2024

Simple Indicators in a Complicated World

Market folklore provides an easy, but inaccurate guide for investing in today's interconnected and complex market. Indicators based on economic or market behavior may be preferred.
February 12, 2024

Slow(er) Ride to Rate Cuts

While focus remains on when the Fed will start cutting rates, history suggests other factors must be looked at when assessing forward stock market performance.
February 5, 2024
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Fed Drops Tightening Bias, but No Easing Signaled

As expected, the Fed held rates steady in January, but importantly downplayed the likelihood that rate cuts will start as soon as March.
January 31, 2024

Count Down to Rate Cuts (and Hikes)

Market expectations have established a high bar for central banks' rate cuts. Any disappointment like stronger inflation or economic growth could spark market volatility.
January 29, 2024

10 Answers to Common Investing Questions

Discover expert answers to some of the most common questions about investing. We'll cover topics like why to invest, when to invest, how much to invest, and more.
January 22, 2024

Back in Black: S&P 500 Hits All-Time High

While the S&P 500's all-time high hasn't been accompanied by other parts of the market (notably, small caps), further gains are possible if breadth firms up.
January 22, 2024

Investing Glossary: 100+ Terms and Definitions

Get definitions for more than 100 common investing terms.
January 22, 2024

The Global Impact of Taiwan's Election

The election outcome is unlikely to change the status quo for the Taiwan Strait, U.S.- China relations, or global markets which have seemed to price in geopolitical risk.
January 16, 2024
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Spot Bitcoin ETFs Approved: Key Issues to Know

Trading is scheduled to begin today in this new cryptocurrency entrant after SEC approval, but investors should proceed cautiously and understand how these assets work.
January 11, 2024

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