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The End of Rate Hikes?

The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.

August 15, 2022 Jeffrey Kleintop

Perspective: Mixed Signals

Although some recent economic data has been strong, the bigger picture is more nuanced. Some leading economic indicators have begun signaling recession, and the Treasury yield curve is inverted.

August 12, 2022 Liz Ann Sonders

Fed's Dueling Mandates

July's hot jobs report will likely keep the Fed in a hawkish position, but key to watch moving forward is a continued softening in leading labor and inflation indicators.

August 08, 2022 Liz Ann Sonders

Can Dollar Strength Continue?

A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.

August 04, 2022 Kathy Jones

The Return of Dividends

Although the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed above stocks' dividend yields earlier this year, dividend payers may continue to reward should the economy continue to slow.

August 01, 2022 Jeffrey Kleintop

Trading news

Looking to the Futures

Chris Waterbury
August 19, 2022

Today's Options Market Update

Nathan Peterson
August 18, 2022
Randy Frederick

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Randy Frederick
August 12, 2022

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Giving Together

How to make philanthropy a family affair.

August 17, 2022 Sam Kang

Home-Sale Capital Gains Tax

Record-high home prices could mean outsize taxes. Here's how to manage your cost basis to keep your tax liability as low as possible.

August 17, 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

Roth Options for High Earners

Three ways to contribute to a coveted Roth account if your income is above the limit.

August 17, 2022

Personal finance 101

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

Saving Plans: IRA vs. 401(k)

We break down which retirement accounts—IRAs or 401(k)s—may be right for you.

July 18, 2022 Rob Williams

Investing 101

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

Finding Reputable ESG Bonds

Not all ESG bonds are what they purport to be. Here's how to help identify the reputable ones.

June 10, 2022

Fishing and Investing?

What can a new investor learn from fishing? You might be surprised.

March 23, 2022 Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

Trading 101

Trading Amid Uncertainty

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

August 17, 2022 Randy Frederick

Ins and Outs of Short Selling

Make sure you understand the risks of short selling before taking the plunge.

August 10, 2022 Lee Bohl, CMT

Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

April 07, 2022 Randy Frederick

Retire with confidence

Teaching Grandkids About Money

Grandparents are in a unique position to help teach their grandkids about financial literacy. Here are four ways to pass your support to the next generation.

August 17, 2022

Trusts and Rates

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

August 17, 2022 Austin Jarvis

9 Must-Dos If You're Retired

The need for planning doesn't end when you retire—but the focus of your planning activities should shift. Here's how.

August 15, 2022

Bad-Market Tips for Retirees

Certain moves could make more sense during a bad market than during a good one. Here are four.

August 08, 2022 Schwab Center for Financial Research

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