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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

by Michael Townsend, Hayden Adams
September 16, 2021
House Democrats have proposed a higher top individual tax rate and changes to the capital gains tax. Both are a long way from becoming law.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones
September 15, 2021
The bond market has been in hibernation for months, and investors may have become complacent about risks.
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by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
September 15, 2021
There's an urgent need to educate our kids about money. Join us as we launch our new financial literacy program.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
September 14, 2021
Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
September 13, 2021
A gradual slowing of stimulus heralds a potential drop for the world’s stock markets, but the evidence suggests a possibility for a positive outcome.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
September 7, 2021
Since COVID’s wrath began, the stock market has gone through three major phases of leadership, with a fourth possibly underway driven in part by seasonals.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
September 3, 2021
Special purpose acquisition companies—also known as blank-check companies—have gained immense popularity since the beginning of 2020.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
August 30, 2021
Supply chain issues are worsening, increasing the risk to sales, production, and inflation. European stocks may offer an opportunity to avoid these risks.
You Take My Breadth Away: Market’s Underlying Deterioration
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
August 23, 2021
Last week, the S&P 500 was trading at an all-time high, but the underlying deterioration in breadth and non-confirmations by other indexes bears watching.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
August 13, 2021
The U.S. economy appears to be shifting from recovery mode to a new, more-mature expansion phase.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones, Christina Shaffer
August 11, 2021
Although the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases has unsettled markets in the past, we expect it to be more orderly this time around.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
August 9, 2021
The bull market in housing over the past year has been astonishing; but pandemic-induced effects are in the rearview, likely signaling some easing ahead.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
August 2, 2021
China’s recent stock market pullback has been in line with the average annual drawdown; historically, this volatility has tended to produce double-digit annualized gains.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders
July 28, 2021
The Federal Reserve left its interest rate and balance sheet policy unchanged; but is opening the door a bit more to tapering its bond purchases.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
July 26, 2021
As anticipated, corporate earnings are set for another stellar quarter; but with peak growth rates likely behind us, the road ahead gets choppier.
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
July 19, 2021
COVID-19 resurgences appear to be the primary driver of moves across many markets this year.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones
July 14, 2021
The steep drop in yields has defied conventional wisdom.
Market Commentary

by Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
July 12, 2021
The market’s bull run has produced very optimistic sentiment, leaving increasingly little room for error as we move further along in the cycle.
Lockdown Leadership Unlikely To Last
Market Commentary

by Jeffrey Kleintop
July 6, 2021
In the last few weeks, stock market leadership reversed back to lockdown-era defensives as the stock market made new all-time highs.
Bond Insights

by Kathy Jones, Christina Shaffer
July 2, 2021
Rising Treasury yields, declining commodity prices, and China’s credit pullback darken the picture for EM bonds.

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