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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

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China Q&A: Top 5 Questions

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

Fade: Market Hits Resistance as Breadth Waned

Stocks' rally since mid-June has looked healthier from a breadth perspective, but low-quality leadership and deteriorating economic data have kept downside risks elevated.
August 22, 2022

Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Economic Growth?

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 End of Rate Hikes?

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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Both Sides Now: Fed's Dueling Mandates

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

The Strong Dollar: Can It Continue?

A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.
August 4, 2022
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Cryptocurrencies: How You Could Invest in Them

There are multiple ways to access the cryptocurrency market, including over-the-counter trusts, mutual funds and ETFs, futures, and the stocks of companies involved in cryptocurrencies.
August 4, 2022
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The Return of Dividends

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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China's Yo-Yo Economy

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

Bear Market: Now What?

Bear markets can pose a challenge to your financial goals. Here are seven tips for dealing with down markets.
July 13, 2022
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What's Going On...With Jobs

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

Fed Rate Hikes: Why Are Bond Yields Falling?

The Federal Reserve's pledge to curb inflation appears to have resonated with the market. If the central bank raises rates as much as recent projections indicate, the risk of recession rises. Consequently, bond yields have been pulling back from recent highs and the yield curve has flattened.
July 6, 2022
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Shortages Have Led to Gluts

Inventory gluts have 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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Can't Find My Way Home

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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Recession: The Risk Is in the Reversal

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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Cryptocurrencies: Should You Invest in Them?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been growing in popularity, but if you're considering investing in them, there are some key things you should know first.
June 14, 2022
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Cryptocurrencies: What Are They?

Interest has soared in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB and others. Understandably, investors have questions—here are answers to some of the most common.
June 14, 2022

Signs Point to Rising Recession Risk

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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Panic Is Not a Strategy—Nor Is Greed

Panic is never a good investment strategy—nor is greed. Here's how disciplined investing helps navigate through volatile environments.
June 13, 2022
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The Three Bears?

Stocks, bonds, and cash are all in a bear market or teetering on the edge of one—a very rare event. Over the past 72 years, there have only been two prior periods with a triple bear.
May 23, 2022

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