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US Market Commentary

Opening Market Update

Major indexes fell early Wednesday ahead of earnings from chip giant Nvidia later today and amid caution following hawkish Fed talk that sent Treasury yields higher.
May 22, 2024

Opening Market Update

Major indexes fell early Wednesday ahead of earnings from chip giant Nvidia later today and amid caution following hawkish Fed talk that sent Treasury yields higher.
May 22, 2024
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Looking to the Futures

The price of the second largest cryptocurrency surged over 20% this week on reports that progress is being made towards spot-ETF approvals.
May 22, 2024

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index also posted an all-time high after Fed leader's comments suggested the central bank is finished raising rates.
May 21, 2024

Emerging Market Contrasts: China and India

The two largest emerging markets have taken very different paths, echoing the divergence in the economic and demographic landscape for these two countries.
May 20, 2024

Weekly Market Outlook

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

Schwab Market Perspective: The Pace of Rate Cuts

Inflation data has continued to fuel uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin to cut interest rates. It's a question with global implications.
May 17, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

The Power of Compounding and the Definition of "Rich" (With Scott Galloway)

Professor Scott Galloway shares his ideas on wealth and the emotional and motivational aspects of money.
May 17, 2024

Loan Me a Dime

Bank lending standards are still restrictive, underscoring the Fed's view that financial conditions remain tight and any resulting economic weakness could keep rate cuts in play.
May 13, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

How Innovation Drives Growth: A Conversation With Chuck Schwab

Chuck Schwab discusses the role of innovation in the markets and why he is optimistic about the future.
May 10, 2024

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Stocks are higher on the week, driven by evidence of some recent cooling in the labor market. Volatility could pick up next week as we'll get two key inflation data points and a read on the health of the consumer.
May 10, 2024

The Recession Has Ended

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.
May 6, 2024
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The Fed Holds Rates Steady and Remains Patient

As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the May meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.
May 1, 2024

Life's Been Good...for Large Caps

First-quarter earnings results have been healthy thus far, but key to the ongoing rally will be companies' recovery in revenue growth and strengthening forward guidance.
April 29, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

What You Need to Know About Asset Allocation (With Sebastien Page)

Liz Ann Sonders interviews Sebastien Page, chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price, about asset allocation and the state of the markets.
April 26, 2024

Declaring Independence From the U.S.

Dollar strength resulting from central banks' independent policies on rate cuts is unlikely to be tampered by China's deflation or geopolitics.
April 22, 2024

Sector Views: Monthly Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.
April 19, 2024

Family Affair: A Look at Sector Trends

While major indexes have seemingly been calm this year, there are notable and stealthy sector leadership shifts that have happened under the surface.
April 15, 2024

Earnings Season May Bring Changes

Earnings growth, a driver of long-term stock market performance, seems to be expanding beyond a handful of U.S. equities, supporting more broad-based market performance.
April 8, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

What's It Like to Be a Financial Journalist? (With Dion Rabouin)

Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Rabouin discusses his process for analyzing what's happening in the markets.
April 5, 2024

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