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US Market Commentary

Closing Market Update

Weaker-than-expected retail sales boosted rate cut hopes, while the semiconductor rally made Nvidia the world's most valuable company.
June 18, 2024

Election Risk Returns

A top risk for investors, elections may see a shift from centrist to more populist policy that could slow exports, raise inflation, and increase volatility in the global markets.
June 17, 2024

An Easy Way to Invest in Themes

Schwab Investing Themes can help you find emerging investment opportunities to consider.
June 14, 2024

Schwab Market Perspective: Mid-Year Outlook

Diverging economic data and changing expectations for rate cuts have continued to complicate the market outlook.
June 14, 2024

Opening Market Update

Analyst expectations had monthly headline PPI at 0.1% and monthly core PPI, which was flat, at 0.3%. Weekly jobless claims jumped to 242,000. The news gave indexes another lift.
June 13, 2024

Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index hit an all-time high for the third-straight day on cooler CPI report, even as Fed scaled back rate cut outlook.
June 12, 2024

The Fed Holds Rates Steady and Remains Patient

As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the June meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.
June 12, 2024

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.
June 10, 2024

Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy

Certain segments of the economy and stock market have experienced much stronger recoveries this year, underscoring a severe bifurcation between the "haves" and "have nots."
June 10, 2024

Mid-Year Outlook: Fixed Income

Looking into the second half of the year, we are optimistic that returns will be stronger, but also expect volatility to remain elevated.
June 7, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

Midyear Outlook: Corporate Bonds and Muni Bonds

Collin Martin and Cooper Howard take a look at the state of the corporate bond and muni bond markets halfway through the year.
June 7, 2024

Deficits, Debt and Markets: Myths vs. Realities

Historically, the level of U.S. debt has had no correlation with the performance of the stock or bond markets.
June 6, 2024

2024 Mid-Year Outlook: Global Stocks and Economy

As the global economy builds on its recovery this year, markets may see increased volatility due to divergent central bank policies, geopolitics and election outcomes.
June 3, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

Active Patience: What It's Like to Run an Investment Firm (with Mellody Hobson)

Liz Ann Sonders interviews Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, about her views on investing and the business world.
May 31, 2024

Ex-Factor: Housing Holds Some Economic Keys

The housing market looks to be on the road to recovery, but not without significant scarring for a considerable portion of potential homeowners.
May 28, 2024

Emerging Market Contrasts: China and India

The two largest emerging markets have taken very different paths, echoing the divergence in the economic and demographic landscape for these two countries.
May 20, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

The Power of Compounding and the Definition of "Rich" (With Scott Galloway)

Professor Scott Galloway shares his ideas on wealth and the emotional and motivational aspects of money.
May 17, 2024

Loan Me a Dime

Bank lending standards are still restrictive, underscoring the Fed's view that financial conditions remain tight and any resulting economic weakness could keep rate cuts in play.
May 13, 2024
On Investing with Kathy Jones & Liz Ann Sonders

How Innovation Drives Growth: A Conversation With Chuck Schwab

Chuck Schwab discusses the role of innovation in the markets and why he is optimistic about the future.
May 10, 2024

The Recession Has Ended

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.
May 6, 2024

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