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 Perspective: Springing Forward
Market Commentary

The U.S. economy remains on solid footing, continuing to move into a period of exceptional growth.
Bond Insights

Each bond bear market is unique, but we believe with the right strategy, they can be manageable.
The Next Bubble?
Market Commentary

The specific set of conditions that have historically characterized the start of an investment bubble appear to be forming.
Market Commentary

Examining performance trends over the past year reveals a nuanced relationship.
Market Commentary

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
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.
Stimulus Payback: 2023
Market Commentary

Policymakers in major economies have pointed to 2023 as the date the stimulus payback may begin.
Personal Finance & Planning

A popular college-savings vehicle is the 529 savings plan, which provides several tax advantages when used for education expenses.
Market Commentary

Vaccine rollouts in major countries are proceeding at different speeds, and investors are torn between optimism about business re-openings and concern about rising interest rates.

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