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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


Songs of Experience: Reminiscences of a Strategist

It's been 35 years since I began my career on Wall Street and the lessons I learned along the way from some all-time investment greats always hold true.
December 20, 2021

Top Global Risks of 2022

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

The Appeal of Buyback Stocks

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

Will Shortages Lead to Gluts?

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
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Can D.C. Chaos Halt the Bull Market?

The long-running bull market is facing pressures as Congress continues to flail against complex issues that threaten the economy.
September 30, 2021

Dollar Outlook: Can the Rally Continue?

We believe it can, at least in the short term.
September 7, 2021

What's in Your Portfolio? The Role of Various Asset Classes

Stocks, bonds, commodities, and other asset classes each play a unique role in your portfolio.
August 10, 2021

Does Market Timing Work?

We ran the numbers on market timing. Our findings? There's a high cost to waiting for the best entry point.
July 15, 2021

Is 1970s-Style Inflation Coming Back?

Although we expect higher prices over the next few years, a return to that level of inflation is unlikely.
May 12, 2021

Saving for College: 529 College Savings Plans

A popular college-savings vehicle is the 529 savings plan, which provides several tax advantages when used for education expenses.
March 25, 2021

Will the U.S. Dollar Lose Its Reserve Status?

Easy monetary policy and rising federal budget deficits could undermine confidence in the dollar, but its role as the dominant global currency looks secure.
March 18, 2021

Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which is Right for You?

Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.
January 24, 2020

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