Kathy Jones

Managing Director, Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Schwab Center for Financial Research

As Managing Director and Chief Fixed Income Strategist for the Schwab Center for Financial Research, Kathy is responsible for interest rate and currency analysis as well as fixed income education for investors at Schwab.

Prior to joining Schwab in 2011, Kathy was a fixed income strategist at Morgan Stanley, where she specialized in global macro strategy covering domestic and international bonds and foreign exchange. She has also been a consultant in the alternative investment area and previously served as executive vice president of the Debt Capital Markets division of Prudential Securities.

Kathy has analyzed global bond, foreign currency, and commodity markets extensively throughout her career as an investment analyst and strategist, working with both institutional and retail clients. She makes regular broadcast appearances on CNBC, Yahoo Finance, and Bloomberg, and is often quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and Reuters.

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Market Commentary

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 3% to 3.25%, citing high inflation as its primary concern.
Market Commentary

Will anything tempt the Federal Reserve from its aggressive course on interest rates? The odds aren't good.
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Market Commentary

In its quest to reduce inflation, the Federal Reserve appears set to continue to hike interest rates and reduce the size of its balance sheet. Here's a look at what this may mean for the bond market.