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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

Market Commentary
Market Volatility

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.
September 29, 2022
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The persistence of global inflation could determine which of the three paths central banks may follow and which market qualities investors might consider for their portfolios.
September 26, 2022
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As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 3% to 3.25%, citing high inflation as its primary concern.
September 21, 2022
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The bear market has been driven by multiple compression, making valuations look relatively compelling. Yet, expected weakness in earnings may limit the upside potential for stocks.
September 19, 2022
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Will anything tempt the Federal Reserve from its aggressive course on interest rates? The odds aren't good.
September 16, 2022
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Central Banks relying on inflation measures based on rentals, rather than home prices, may persist in raising rates, applying more economic brakes despite easing home sales.
September 12, 2022
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The August jobs report delivered something for both economic bulls and bears, but what matters more in the near term is the Fed's focus on seeing a continued easing in labor demand.
September 6, 2022
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Topics like inflation, currency, and government policies dominate questions about the world's second-largest economy. Here we provide answers for investors about China.
August 29, 2022
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Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
August 19, 2022
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The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.
August 15, 2022
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July’s hot jobs report will likely keep the Fed in a hawkish position, but key to watch moving forward is a continued softening in leading labor and inflation indicators
August 8, 2022
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Although the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed above stocks' dividend yields earlier this year, dividend payers may continue to reward should the economy continue to slow.
August 1, 2022
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Second-quarter earnings growth will mark an expected deceleration in profits, but focus will likely continue to shift to the pace at which outlooks are downgraded.
July 25, 2022
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Although an economic rebound in China is underway according to government and private sector data, its economy and stock market may remain volatile.
July 18, 2022
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The June jobs report was cheered by economic bulls given its strength in level terms, but rates of change among leading indicators don't favor a soft-landing outcome for the economy.
July 11, 2022
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Inventory gluts has been bad news for the stocks of companies experiencing them, but could also be indicating an inflation peak, which tends to be an ingredient for market bottoms.
July 5, 2022
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A spike in prices and interest rates has dealt a significant blow to housing affordability, elevating the potential for the housing market's weakness to dampen economic growth.
June 27, 2022
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Investors often notice the overall direction of markets; missed changes in asset classes under the surface could see a shark attack take a big bite out of unprepared portfolios.
June 21, 2022
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Performance underneath the surface is sometimes markedly different from the action at the Growth and Value index level.
June 15, 2022
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Rising inflation, rate hikes, supply-chain problems and the Russia-Ukraine war have contributed to growing recession fears. While recessions are impossible to predict, we think the risk of one—sooner rather than later—has picked up.
June 14, 2022

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