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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

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 two prior periods with a triple bear.
May 23, 2022
Market Commentary

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.
May 20, 2022
Market Commentary

Bearish sentiment is becoming a contrarian support; but for now, aggressive Fed action, tightening financial conditions, and the liquidity drain may keep downward pressure on stocks.
May 16, 2022
Market Commentary

The economy has slowed amid rising inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening and persistent global supply chain crises. In turn, the U.S. stock market has weakened.
May 13, 2022
Market Commentary

The world’s second-largest economy and consumer market has likely slipped into a recession, at least by China’s standards.
May 9, 2022
Bond Insights

Given that tighter financial conditions are on the horizon, high-yield bonds may not be as attractive as they have been over the past few years. We look at four factors that indicate it may be especially prudent to proceed with caution when it comes to high-yield bonds.
May 6, 2022
Market Commentary

The Fed raised rates by 50 basis points and confirmed the balance sheet runoff will start in June, while also ruling out a future steep hike of 75 basis points for now.
May 4, 2022
Market Commentary

Another burst of market volatility has confirmed that the peak in negative economic consequences—courtesy of tighter policy and slowing growth—is likely still ahead of us.
May 2, 2022
Bond Insights

With inflation at its highest point in decades and the Federal Reserve expected to continue to aggressively raise interest rates, municipal bonds may offer opportunities not seen in years.
April 28, 2022
Market Commentary

Consider hedging the possible risk of higher interest rates with the addition of short duration stocks, a potential way to manage risk while remaining invested in the markets.
April 25, 2022
Market Commentary

With inflation running at a 40-year high, and the Fed having embarked on a rate hike cycle, the burning debate is whether the slowdown ends in a soft landing or a recession.
April 18, 2022
Market Commentary

Politics may have little impact on economic globalization or corporate profits—which gives little reason for investors to deglobalize their portfolios despite the headlines.
April 11, 2022
Bond Insights

The first quarter was brutal for fixed income investors, as bond prices fell and yields rose. However, the steep rise in yields should mean that income investors can finally earn relatively attractive yields in the bond market, after enduring nearly three years of near-zero interest rates.
April 8, 2022
Market Commentary

Stocks have enjoyed a relief rally of late, but conviction is lacking as the rebound has disproportionately favored low-quality segments of the market.
April 4, 2022
Market Commentary

The geopolitical impact on earnings, the most important driver of stock prices, has remained modest so far; global companies appear to be on a path for earnings growth in 2022.
March 28, 2022
Market Commentary

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
March 24, 2022
Bond Insights

Prices have fallen sharply, creating an opportunity for income-oriented investors who can ride out the volatility. Investors should understand the risks, however.
March 24, 2022
Market Commentary

There are multiple ways to access the market.
March 23, 2022
Market Commentary

Here are the basics.
March 22, 2022
Market Commentary

Even if a recession is not imminent, the playbook deserves a dusting off as rising inflation, tighter monetary policy, and the war in Ukraine all crimp economic growth prospects.
March 21, 2022

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