US Market Commentary

Closing Market Update

The major equities indexes had their worst weeks since March as a hawkish-sounding Fed, high Treasury yields, and economic concerns weighed.
September 22, 2023

Opening Market Update

Although stocks rebounded slightly overnight, Wall Street is on pace for its worst week since March. Treasury yields and crude oil prices remain elevated, and concerns are growing over the autoworkers' strike and a possible government shutdown in October.
September 22, 2023

Congress Scrambling to Avoid Government Shutdown

Historically, government shutdowns have not caused a major reaction in the markets. But shutdowns can increase market volatility, and an extended shutdown could have an impact on the overall economy.
September 22, 2023

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Stocks have a rough week and may be in for more volatility.
September 22, 2023

Stocks Drop for 3rd-Straight Week on Rate Worries

The major equities indexes had their worst weeks since March as a hawkish-sounding Fed, high Treasury yields, and economic concerns weighed.
September 22, 2023

Looking to the Futures

The December Gold contract (GCZ23) traded at 1953.90, up .20 points in late afternoon trading on Wednesday following a Hawkish Fed meeting where they chose to maintain current target rates.
September 21, 2023

Fed Pauses but Projects One More Hike This Year

The September Federal Reserve meeting provided few surprises, but ongoing uncertainty about the Fed's next move may mean more volatility ahead.
September 20, 2023

Quarterly Market Outlook: A Delicate Balance

The Federal Reserve weighs the data while investors wonder: Is the rate-hike cycle over?
September 20, 2023

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop’s 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.
September 18, 2023

Say Goodbye…to Great Moderation?

A return to the Great Moderation Era looks unlikely, which might lead to an increasingly volatile—and somewhat unfamiliar—inflationary, economic, and geopolitical landscape.
September 18, 2023

Schwab Market Perspective: Tension

Competing narratives have emerged to describe the state of the U.S. economy.
September 15, 2023

Europe Sentiment: So Bad It's Good

Changes in sentiment may drive the performance of the eurozone equity markets, even with disappointing economic data.
September 11, 2023

Treasury Yields: Where Do They Go From Here?

We expect yields to fall later this year and into 2024 as inflation continues to cool.
September 7, 2023

Piece of Work: Dissecting Labor Market Trends

The August jobs report confirms the labor market's continued slowdown, which is for now consistent with the Fed's soft-landing desires—but not without warning signs.
September 5, 2023

China: Contagion or Contained?

China's economy may have spillover effects on global economic and earnings growth, but it's unlikely to lead to global financial contagion and send stock markets materially lower.
August 28, 2023

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.
August 23, 2023

Cryptocurrencies: What Are They?

In the past five years or so, interest has soared in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, BNB, and others. Understandably, investors have questions—here are answers to some of the most common.
August 23, 2023

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.
August 22, 2023

Vertigo: Market Succumbs to Myriad Pressures

With the path of least resistance for stocks seemingly lower for now, key to watch will be a stabilization in interest rate volatility and clarity on the path of monetary policy.
August 21, 2023

Investing in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

As businesses worldwide adopt the technology, the innovation of AI may result in market leadership changes, global economic growth, and investor opportunities.
August 14, 2023


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