Kevin Gordon

Kevin Gordon is a Senior Investment Research Specialist and serves as the research associate for Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab’s Chief Investment Strategist. In addition to providing analysis on the U.S. economy and stock market, he helps develop deep-dive projects as well as content for Schwab’s external clients, internal business partners and social media outlets.

Market Commentary

A spike in prices and interest rates has dealt a significant blow to housing affordability, elevating the potential for the housing market's weakness to dampen economic growth.
Market Commentary

Performance underneath the surface is sometimes markedly different from the action at the Growth and Value index level.
Market Commentary

Rising inflation, rate hikes, supply-chain problems and the Russia-Ukraine war have contributed to growing recession fears. While recessions are impossible to predict, we think the risk of one—sooner rather than later—has picked up.
Market Commentary

Another burst of market volatility has confirmed that the peak in negative economic consequences—courtesy of tighter policy and slowing growth—is likely still ahead of us.
Market Commentary

With inflation running at a 40-year high, and the Fed having embarked on a rate hike cycle, the burning debate is whether the slowdown ends in a soft landing or a recession.
Market Commentary

Stocks have enjoyed a relief rally of late, but conviction is lacking as the rebound has disproportionately favored low-quality segments of the market.
Market Commentary

Even if a recession is not imminent, the playbook deserves a dusting off as rising inflation, tighter monetary policy, and the war in Ukraine all crimp economic growth prospects.
Market Commentary

The Fed is set to embark on another tightening cycle, and though history serves as a partial guide, there are new tools this time around and an undetermined rate-hike playbook.
Market Commentary

The speculative exuberance around special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) seems to be over, but investors still have questions about them.
Market Commentary

The December payrolls report was mostly underwhelming and underscored persistent virus-related data distortions within the labor market.
2022 Schwab Market Outlook

While economic stress is easing as we turn to 2022, so are the market’s stellar gains, as the virus continues to determine the expansion’s trajectory.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Speculative Trades Take a Breather
Market Commentary

Trendy and speculative trades have gained micro bubble status and rolled over of late, but their weakness hasn’t infected the broader market.