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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.


US Market Commentary

Trading

by Nathan Peterson
April 14, 2021
Stocks mostly higher as Q1 earnings season gets underway.
Trading

by Andrew Huck
April 13, 2021
Natural gas prices have stabilized as the shoulder season begins.
The Next Bubble?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
April 12, 2021
The specific set of conditions that have historically characterized the start of an investment bubble appear to be forming.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
April 9, 2021
Examining performance trends over the past year reveals a nuanced relationship.
Bond Insights

by Collin Martin
April 8, 2021
Floaters may benefit when the Federal Reserve hikes short-term rates, but you should also consider other options.
Ask Carrie

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
April 7, 2021
Living paycheck to paycheck can feel like you're on an endless financial treadmill. Here's how to jump off.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
April 6, 2021
Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Speculative Trades Take a Breather
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
April 5, 2021
Trendy and speculative trades have gained micro bubble status and rolled over of late, but their weakness hasn’t infected the broader market.
Market Commentary

by Rob Williams, Randy Frederick
April 1, 2021
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are speculative investments, so tread carefully.
Ask Carrie

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 31, 2021
When it comes to maintaining good credit, don't let myths and misconceptions fool you into bad decisions.
Stimulus Payback: 2023
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 29, 2021
Policymakers in major economies have pointed to 2023 as the date the stimulus payback may begin.
Ask Carrie

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 24, 2021
What do investors and farmers have in common? A lot. Enjoy some financial wisdom from those who work the land.
Market Commentary

by Schwab Center for Financial Research
March 23, 2021
Vaccine rollouts in major countries are proceeding at different speeds, and investors are torn between optimism about business re-openings and concern about rising interest rates.
It’s What You Value … and Where You Find It
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
March 22, 2021
Investor attention has shifted from Growth to Value as the economy regains its footing, but understanding their factors and fundamentals is crucial.
Higher Ground: Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged but Upgrades Outlook
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
March 17, 2021
The Fed kept rates unchanged, but upgraded its outlook; while the “dots plot” moved higher amid a rising percentage of officials expecting an earlier “lift off” in rates.
Ask Carrie

by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
March 17, 2021
Behavioral economist Richard Thaler shares his advice for a secure financial future.
Bull? Bear? How about a “Bunny” market?
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 15, 2021
Not likely a bear market, but it may feel less like last year’s charging bull market. Perhaps a “bunny” market, with the stock market hopping up and down.
Tax Strategies

March 12, 2021
Five tax planning missteps—and how to avoid them.
Schwab Market Perspective: Moving, With Bottlenecks
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
March 12, 2021
The economy is accelerating, but unevenly.
Portfolio Management

by Jeffrey Kleintop
March 12, 2021
Three reasons to revisit your international stock allocation.

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