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If your clients are concerned about potential concentration risk in today’s U.S. equity market, consider using this client-approved chart to strike up a conversation about Fundamental Index® strategies.
Fixed Income

As summer approaches, municipal bond market dynamics can become quite challenging, even for savvy investors. Read more in this short, client-approved article.
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How do you choose the right crypto-related ETF? This short paper is designed to help investors understand existing crypto-related ETFs, the differences and relationships between blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and how a crypto-related fund may complement a diversified portfolio.

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Behavioral finance

Are past economic events haunting your clients’ concerns about inflation, rising interest rates, and the potential for a U.S. recession? If so, anchoring bias may be to blame. Omar Aguilar has three strategies to help advisors address this cognitive bias and realign your clients’ focus.
Behavioral finance

If you or your clients are feeling unsettled about market volatility, you’re not alone. Join Omar Aguilar, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Schwab Asset Management, as he provides 3 strategies that may help your clients keep their long-term investment goals on target.
Washington Watch

Weeks of negotiations on Capitol Hill culminated with the early November release of a slimmed-down "Build Back Better Act," a $1.75 trillion economic package that focuses on climate change and social programs. The proposal, coupled with a bipartisan infrastructure spending package that was approved by Congress November 6, forms the heart of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda.

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It’s an important time for advisors to consider whether client portfolios are positioned for a potential market cycle change where value and international stocks may take over performance leadership from growth and domestic equities.
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D.J. Tierney, Managing Director, Client Portfolio Strategist, discusses trends in the ETF market, how to navigate the growing ETF landscape, and provides three key factors for evaluating strategic beta ETFs.

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Amidst a global pandemic and volatile markets, active semi-transparent ETFs (also known as non-transparent ETFs) emerged. Learn more about this new kind of ETF and how it can help you and your clients diversify portfolios and pursue different goals.
Direct indexing
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Omar Aguilar, PhD, CEO of Schwab Asset Management, shares his views on the growth of direct indexing solutions and addresses key advisor questions around tax optimization and portfolio implementation. He also explains why personalization can be a powerful tool in establishing an investor’s perception of value – and how personalized strategies such as direct indexing can help keep clients invested.

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