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Market Commentary

Get our experts' perspective on recent market trends and what they could mean for your investment portfolio.

The latest commentary

Congress Faces Another Shutdown

Historically, government shutdowns have not caused a major reaction in the markets. But shutdowns can increase market volatility, and an extended shutdown could have an impact on the overall economy.

September 22, 2023 Michael Townsend

Fed Pauses, but Door Still Open

The September Federal Reserve meeting provided few surprises, but ongoing uncertainty about the Fed's next move may mean more volatility ahead.

September 20, 2023

Say Goodbye…to Great Moderation?

A return to the Great Moderation Era looks unlikely, which might lead to an increasingly volatile—and somewhat unfamiliar—inflationary, economic, and geopolitical landscape.

September 18, 2023

Market Perspective: Tension

Competing narratives have emerged to describe the state of the U.S. economy.

September 15, 2023

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

September 14, 2023


Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
September 22, 2023
Nathan Peterson

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Nathan Peterson
September 22, 2023
Quin Fields

Today's Options Market Update

Quin Fields
September 22, 2023

Looking to the Futures

Chester Gorski
September 21, 2023

Government affairs

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Managing Director Michael Townsend on what matters most to markets and individual investors