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Market Volatility

Exchanges may halt trading when the S&P 500 Index® drops quickly. Here’s how “circuit breakers” work and what they’re supposed to do.
Panic is Not an Investment Strategy

Why sometimes doing nothing may be the best response in the midst of rampant market volatility.
Bond Insights

Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.

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Schwab Market Update Podcast

U.S stocks saw noticeable pressure on the heels of yesterday's Thanksgiving holiday break and amid lighter-than-expected volume as the markets closed early today.
Trading

U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release May Have Been Smaller Than Markets Expected
Market Commentary

U.S. stocks fell Friday amid rising fears about a new COVID-19 variant.
Schwab Market Update Podcast

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher as the markets in the U.S. enter the Thanksgiving holiday break.
Trading

Technology stocks drop as yields rise.
Schwab Market Update Podcast

U.S. stocks finished mixed in a choppy session that saw cyclically-natured Financials and Energy sectors rise, while growth issues such as Information Technology extended a recent soft patch.
Washington Watch

The bill contains several tax-code changes that could affect individual investors, though far fewer than were in the original draft.
Schwab Market Update Podcast

U.S. stocks finished mixed after giving up early gains, while the Nasdaq underperformed as Treasuries came under pressure to boost yields.
Bond Insights

Municipal bond prices may decline in the short term, but we expect to see opportunities for higher yield in 2022.

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