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Chart in a Minute

After sharp losses early in 2022, U.S. bonds are at their highest yields in more than a decade, which may bode well for fixed income investors if the Federal Reserve stalls the U.S. economy. This client-approved chart provides a conversation starter.
Chart in a Minute

The sharp sell-off in municipal bonds in 2022 has created potential tax-equivalent yield opportunities that have rarely existed since 2009. Use this client-approved chart to help your clients understand the current market backdrop.
Behavioral finance
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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.

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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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Learn how index ETFs passed yet another episode of extreme market volatility during the pandemic and served their function as investment vehicles, risk-transfer mechanisms and price-discovery beacons.
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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.

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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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.

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