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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.
Bond Insights

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

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Stocks drop following strong employment data.
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The January Light Sweet Crude Oil contract (CLF23) has increased 3.49% to 80.93 in Wednesday’s mid-morning trading after the EIA released their weekly petroleum data giving insight into crude supplies.
Market Commentary

Weaker economic trends will likely form heading into 2023 as the Fed battles inflation, but a (hopefully) mild recession may help set stocks up for a better second half of the year.
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Chinese officials may be preparing to bring an end to China's zero-COVID policy but reopening the world's second-largest economy could bring inflationary challenges.
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A better-than-expected October consumer price index report provided some relief and support for equities, but investors should be wary of low-quality leadership and, to some extent, crypto stress.
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As the Federal Reserve continues to ratchet up the pressure with higher interest rates, cracks are beginning to appear beneath the surface of the U.S. economy.
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While results won't be finalized for some time, it is clear that we will have two more years of an extremely narrowly divided Congress.
Bond Market Update – May 2020
Bond Insights

The latest perspective on the bond market from the Schwab Center for Financial Research, including a deep-dive on corporate and municipal bond markets.
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Central banks seem to be stepping down from aggressive rate hikes, which may lead to a year-end "Santa Pause" rally for stocks.

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