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Volatility: Worries Flare

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.

September 29, 2022 Schwab Center for Financial Research

Does the Fed Have a Plan?

The Fed is determined to break the back of inflation by raising rates again and again—but at what cost to the economy, employment, and the markets? Is there a plan?

September 29, 2022

What's Next: Good, Bad, & Ugly

The persistence of global inflation could determine which of the three paths central banks may follow and which market qualities investors might consider for their portfolios.

September 26, 2022 Jeffrey Kleintop

Fed Hikes Rates 75 Basis Points

As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its target range for the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 3% to 3.25%, citing high inflation as its primary concern.

September 21, 2022 Kathy Jones

Earnings: Trampled Under Foot?

The bear market has been driven by multiple compression, making valuations look relatively compelling. Yet, expected weakness in earnings may limit the upside potential for stocks.

September 19, 2022 Liz Ann Sonders

Trading news

Dan Sweeney

Looking to the Futures

Dan Sweeney
September 30, 2022
Randy Frederick

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Randy Frederick
September 30, 2022
Randy Frederick

Today's Options Market Update

Randy Frederick
September 29, 2022

Popular topics

Fixed-Rate Mortgages vs. ARMs

Fixed-rate mortgages can offer stability, while adjustable-rate mortgages tend to be more flexible. Which would work better for you?

September 12, 2022

IRAs: Just Starting Out

What are some of the incentives for younger investors to start saving for retirement?

August 22, 2022

The Tax-Planning Life Cycle

Being well-informed about certain tax topics can have an impact on your after-tax wealth. Learn about the tax-planning life cycle and how taxes can affect every stage of your investing journey.

August 19, 2022

Pros and Cons of PLUS Loans

A Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is a common way for parents to help pay for college. Here's what to know before you take one out.

August 17, 2022 Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

Personal finance 101

5 Most Common Money Traps to Avoid

Here are five common money missteps and the measures you can take to get back on track.

September 13, 2022

Not Eligible for a Roth IRA?

If you're interested in contributing to a Roth IRA but your income exceeds IRS limits, you still have options to save for retirement in a tax-smart way.

July 25, 2022

Roth 401(k) Considerations

With their tax-free earnings and large contribution limits, Roth 401(k)s could be a useful addition to the retirement-savings toolbox.

July 20, 2022

Investing 101

IRAs: Just Starting Out

What are some of the incentives for younger investors to start saving for retirement?

August 22, 2022

The Tax-Planning Life Cycle

Being well-informed about certain tax topics can have an impact on your after-tax wealth. Learn about the tax-planning life cycle and how taxes can affect every stage of your investing journey.

August 19, 2022

Are Leveraged ETPs Too Risky?

Leveraged and inverse ETPs can double or even triple your gains—but also your losses. Here's what to consider before you jump in.

August 17, 2022

Assessing Your Risk Tolerance

How much risk can you really handle? The answer may surprise you.

June 21, 2022

Find Out About ETFs and Taxes

Different ETF structures have different tax implications. Be informed and avoid unpleasant surprises come tax time.

June 16, 2022 Emily Doak

Trading 101

Fibonacci Retracement Lines

Learn how you can use Fibonacci retracement lines to spot potential patterns in price charts.

September 15, 2022

Bear Markets & Bull Traps

Learn about what a bull trap is and why they show up during bear markets.

September 15, 2022

Trading Amid Uncertainty

When the market takes a turn, traders may want to go back to basics.

August 17, 2022 Randy Frederick

Retire with confidence

Retirement Off Track?

Some people start to take unnecessary risks when their portfolio gets off track. What are other options?

September 19, 2022

3 Retirement Income Mistakes

Avoiding simple mistakes can extend the life of your portfolio.

September 12, 2022 Rob Williams

Drawing Down Your IRA

What's the best way to shift your mindset when it's time to withdraw from your IRA?

September 05, 2022

Trusts and Rates

The three estate planning strategies that can benefit from low interest rates.

August 17, 2022 Austin Jarvis

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