Insights & Education

Keeping you at the forefront of modern investing 

The latest commentary

Why to Consider Longer Bonds

Short-term bond yields are high currently, but with the Federal Reserve poised to cut interest rates investors may want to consider longer-term bonds or bond funds.

February 22, 2024 Collin Martin

What to Know Before Buying Bonds

After a rough couple of years, there are real opportunities in bonds. What do you need to know to make better decisions on when and what to buy?

February 22, 2024

Inflation: Too Hot?

Relatively hot inflation reports might be blips, but they reinforce why the Fed's rate-cutting cycle might be more gradual, which could be a better backdrop for stocks.

February 20, 2024

Perspective: Confidence Gains

Sentiment data is beginning to match relatively strong "hard" economic data.

February 16, 2024

Simple Indicators?

Market folklore provides an easy, but inaccurate guide for investing in today's interconnected and complex market. Indicators based on economic or market behavior may be preferred.

February 12, 2024

Market updates

Schwab Center for Financial Research

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
February 22, 2024
Joe Mazzola

Today's Options Market Update

Joe Mazzola
February 21, 2024
Stock Graph

Looking to the Futures

Ryan Hinsen
February 21, 2024
Nathan Peterson

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Nathan Peterson
February 16, 2024

Popular in trading

Zeroing In on 0DTE Options

Explore the popularity of 0DTE options trading. With increased volume comes tighter spreads but beware of market volatility. Learn about the potential risks and rewards.

January 03, 2024

Form 1099-B Reporting

Learn what cost basis is, where to find it on Form 1099-B, and what option traders might expect with their Form 1099-B.

October 02, 2023


Intro to thinkorswim® Desktop

Welcome to thinkorswim®. In this video we'll provide a high-level tour of the most commonly used features of the thinkorswim trading platform.

August 28, 2023

Set Up thinkorswim® for Stocks

In this tutorial, we'll demonstrate ways to set up the thinkorswim® desktop platform for stock trading.

August 28, 2023

Meet the Options Greeks

Meet some of the most important greeks—delta, gamma, theta, vega, and rho—and see how they can be used in your options trading.

February 23, 2023

Options Expiration Checklist

Managing options positions on expiration day requires an understanding of the process. Here's an overview of things you should know about options expiration.

October 28, 2022

Planning and retirement

Your 401(k) Questions Answered

Have 401(k) questions? Get answers to the most frequently asked 401(k) questions to demystify the most common type of your workplace retirement plan.

February 22, 2024

What to Do with Employee Stock

Whether it's stock options, restricted stock units, an employee stock purchase plan, or some other form of equity compensation, many companies offer this vital benefit to employees. But once you have it, what should you do with it?

February 19, 2024


Estate Planning for Pets

Many people overlook in their estate plans some of the most beloved members of the family: pets. Here's what to consider so that your animal companions enjoy the life they're accustomed to after you're gone.

February 16, 2024

The Case for Income Annuities

Payments from income annuities are at their highest levels in a decade. Here's what that means.

February 15, 2024

Avoid Common Trading Mistakes

Is something getting in the way of your trading? It might be your own tendencies. We discuss 5 common trading blunders to avoid.

February 15, 2024

4 SECURE 2.0 Act Takeaways

The sweeping new law will continue to be implemented over the next few years. Here are four areas in which your retirement savings could benefit.

February 14, 2024

Schwab original podcasts

Onward magazine