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The municipal bond market has been hit hard by COVID-19 and market volatility. Here are our answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
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Economic growth has been an important factor driving the stocks market over the past year. But what if that economic support is now fading?
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Featured episode: “Behavioral finance through a pandemic lifecycle”

Omar Aguilar, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Head of Investments at Schwab Asset Management, joins Bob Powell with the Investments and Wealth Institute to discuss key takeaways from BeFi Barometer 2021.

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Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.
Bond Insights
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What is the yield curve, and why does it matter to investors?
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Featured episode: "Should you diversify differently?"

In this episode of Financial Decoder™, Omar Aguilar joins host Mark Riepe to discuss how cognitive biases might be preventing you from building a truly diversified portfolio—and how you can change that.

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D.J. Tierney, Senior Investment Portfolio Strategist, Charles Schwab Investment Advisory, Inc., and Brent Leadbetter, CFA®, Partner, Research Affiliates, discuss fundamental indexing in today’s market environment and address some of the primary concerns advisors have around risks in the market.

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Featured episode: “The Temptation of Now”

How are our choices influenced by how we experience time—both the here and now and the future? In this episode of Choiceology, host Katy Milkman examines the present bias, which has an outsized influence on the decisions we make, and how we can combat it. You’ll also hear from Nobel prize-winning economist Richard Thaler and renowned psychologist Angela Duckworth.

Washington Watch
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Investors may worry about the potential impact of a federal government shutdown on stocks. However, the impact historically has been mixed.

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