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The Next Bubble?
Market Commentary

The specific set of conditions that have historically characterized the start of an investment bubble appear to be forming.
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.
It’s What You Value … and Where You Find It
Market Commentary

Investor attention has shifted from Growth to Value as the economy regains its footing, but understanding their factors and fundamentals is crucial.
Higher Ground: Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged but Upgrades Outlook
Market Commentary

The Fed kept rates unchanged, but upgraded its outlook; while the “dots plot” moved higher amid a rising percentage of officials expecting an earlier “lift off” in rates.
Bull? Bear? How about a “Bunny” market?
Market Commentary

Not likely a bear market, but it may feel less like last year’s charging bull market. Perhaps a “bunny” market, with the stock market hopping up and down.
Schwab Market Perspective: Moving, With Bottlenecks
Market Commentary

The economy is accelerating, but unevenly.
Red Flag Day: Bond Yield Spike Denting Euphoric Sentiment
Market Commentary

Sentiment has been a problem; higher yields was the catalyst for a bit of a reset.
Have EM stocks lost their immunity to rising rates?
Market Commentary

Should interest rates continue to climb at a more moderate pace, EM stocks may rebound and rise alongside bond yields, as they have done historically.
Market Volatility

U.S. stocks fell sharply Thursday as Treasury bond yields rose.
EleVation: Some V-Shaped Economic Data to Cheer
Market Commentary

Looking at the latest economic data reveals V-shaped recoveries in many goods-based indicators; while services has more catch-up to do.
Market Commentary

As quickly as it soared to the moon, GameStop came back down to earth; but the lessons learned are key to turning day trading speculators into longer-term investors.
Your Portfolio May Be Less Diversified Than You Think
Market Commentary

Obtaining global diversification has never been easier.
Bridging the Gap(s): Converging and Diverging Trends Stemming From the Crisis
Market Commentary

As a review of the year that was, today’s report analyzes and dissects the nature of the K-shaped recovery in both the economy and stock market.
Market Commentary

Joe Biden takes the Presidential oath of office this week in the U.S., marking the end of a long U.S. political contest; a year of political challenges is just getting started overseas.
Market Commentary

It has been an extraordinary start to 2021 in the nation’s capital.
Top Five Global Investment Risks In 2021
Market Commentary

Risk is often the result of a very high degree of confidence among market participants in one specific outcome.
Market Commentary

The planned vaccine rollout is good news that has lifted the stock markets around the world. But the reality of the rollout faces risks that could extend the time frame for mass immunizations.
Market Commentary

Stocks head into 2021 having crossed the COVID chasm; but the economy has more work to do. Will vaccines get us to the other side?
2021 Schwab Market Outlook

As 2020 draws to a close, economic momentum is fading with infection rates on the rise, governments responding with more lockdowns, and few prospects for any major near-term fiscal stimulus. However, the global economy has the potential to make a full recovery in 2021, rebounding from the -4.4% decline in 2020 with growth of +5.2% in 2021, according to current estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Election Day to Inauguration Day: a test for global stock markets
Market Commentary

Stock market performance during the transition period between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents tends to be more dependent on the economic cycle than the election results.

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Explaining the recent market impacts to the Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (SCHZ)