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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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Market Commentary

Global benchmark yields are moving higher along with economic sentiment. We expect yields to remain positively correlated to market returns, favoring cyclical and value stocks.
Market Commentary

The effects of the COVID-19 virus have continued to drive—and brake—economic growth.
Bond Insights

Beginning quantitative tightening soon after rate hikes is a big departure from the Federal Reserve’s past policy.
Market Commentary

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

Despite the strong year for stocks in 2021, markets have confidently priced in some negative trends gathering more momentum in 2022 which may help markets, should trends reverse.
Market Commentary

Investor sentiment is one key to shorter-term market swings; with euphoria preceding September’s and late-November’s pullbacks; but better conditions in place … for now.
Bond Insights

Ten-year Treasury yields have shown a pattern of declining well before the first Fed rate hike of a cycle.
Market Commentary

COVID-19 is becoming endemic rather than pandemic.
2022 Schwab Market Outlook

As central banks begin reducing market liquidity, will economic growth keep markets afloat?

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