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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

Global benchmark yields are moving higher along with economic sentiment. We expect yields to remain positively correlated to market returns, favoring cyclical and value stocks.
January 18, 2022
Market Commentary

The effects of the COVID-19 virus have continued to drive—and brake—economic growth.
January 14, 2022
Ask Carrie

New to investing? Here's Part 1 of a 3-part series to answer questions and help you move forward with confidence.
January 12, 2022
Bond Insights

Beginning quantitative tightening soon after rate hikes is a big departure from the Federal Reserve’s past policy.
January 11, 2022
Market Commentary

The December payrolls report was mostly underwhelming and underscored persistent virus-related data distortions within the labor market.
January 10, 2022
Ask Carrie

The new year can be the ideal time to give your finances a fresh look—and a fresh start.
January 5, 2022
Bond Insights

A change in fundamentals could make international bonds more attractive.
December 23, 2021
Market Commentary

Despite the strong year for stocks in 2021, markets have confidently priced in some negative trends gathering more momentum in 2022 which may help markets, should trends reverse.
December 20, 2021
Market Commentary

Investor sentiment is one key to shorter-term market swings; with euphoria preceding September’s and late-November’s pullbacks; but better conditions in place … for now.
December 13, 2021
Market Commentary

COVID-19 is becoming endemic rather than pandemic.
December 6, 2021
2022 Schwab Market Outlook

While economic stress is easing as we turn to 2022, so are the market’s stellar gains, as the virus continues to determine the expansion’s trajectory.
November 29, 2021
2022 Schwab Market Outlook

Persistent high-tide growth is likely to help float the global economy safely over the rocks of risks in 2022, despite waves of worries: COVID, inflation, shortages & rate hikes.
November 22, 2021
Portfolio Management

Are companies that repurchase their shares poised for outperformance?
November 18, 2021
Market Commentary

Both the market’s churn and success have bred a resurgence in optimism which, for now, has been positively offset by strong breadth and firm profit margins.
November 15, 2021
Market Commentary

After a year of supply shortages, the global economy may be closer to the end of the supply chain problems than the beginning.
November 8, 2021
Market Commentary

The Fed announced details of balance sheet tapering, but emphasized that the pace might be adjusted depending on inflation and economic trends heading into 2022.
November 3, 2021
Market Commentary

Earnings season has been stellar so far, although the growth rate is well off its prior quarter peak, with profit margins in focus looking ahead.
November 1, 2021
Market Commentary

The speculative exuberance around special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) seems to be over, but investors still have questions about them.
October 25, 2021
Market Commentary

Services make up more of the economy, jobs, and the stock market. The time has come to focus on services data to get a sense of the overall economic picture.
October 25, 2021
Bond Insights

Where does the fixed income market go from here?
October 18, 2021

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