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2024 U.S. Outlook

Economic pain is likely in 2024, but that doesn’t mean stocks will struggle all year, especially if there is a continuation of the rolling recessions that have hit the economy.

November 27, 2023 Liz Ann Sonders • Kevin Gordon

Is China Investable?

Reasons prompting concern around investing in China may be improving, but volatility is likely to remain characteristic of Chinese stocks in 2024.

November 20, 2023

This Week's CPI Data and the State of the Economy

Liz Ann Sonders interviews Nancy Lazar about the state of the economy, and Kathy Jones and Collin Martin discuss investment-grade bonds.

November 17, 2023

Congress Averts Shutdown, Again

The bill will keep the federal government running into early 2024, but likely increases the risk of a shutdown in February.

November 16, 2023

Roller Coaster: Markets Take a Ride

Like some advances earlier this year, the market's current surge hasn't been defined by strong breadth underneath the surface—which will be key for a sustained, durable advance.

November 13, 2023

Market updates

Schwab Center for Financial Research

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
November 28, 2023
Nathan Peterson

Today's Options Market Update

Nathan Peterson
November 28, 2023
Chris Waterbury

Looking to the Futures

Chris Waterbury
November 28, 2023
Nathan Peterson

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Nathan Peterson
November 17, 2023

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Planning and retirement

Retirement Saving and Living

Retirement is an important and often stressful planning, saving, and investing goal. Learn from those who have been through it.

September 15, 2023

Munis vs. Corporate Bonds

There are multiple factors to consider, including your tax rate.

July 25, 2023

Retirement Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb are useful if they get you thinking about your retirement savings, but they're no substitute for a personalized plan.

June 14, 2023

What Does Wealth Mean to You?

The meaning of "wealth" goes far beyond having a lot of money. It's more about what money can do for you.

June 12, 2023

2023 Planning Outlook

Investors are in the crosscurrents of inflation spikes, rising interest rates, and possible recession.

January 18, 2023

Volatility: 7 Retirement Tips

Now is a good time to reassess your risk tolerance, your goals, and the quality and structure of your portfolio.

January 17, 2023