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Where Is the Dollar Headed?

Expectations of "higher for longer" U.S. interest rates has helped drive the dollar's recent rally.

October 02, 2023 Kathy Jones

An Update on Consumer Sentiment

Consumer and business confidence metrics are not yet out of the woods, and the recent spike in rates, oil, and the dollar might chip away at relatively resilient sentiment.

October 02, 2023

Congress Avoids Shutdown

A surprising last-minute deal on Capitol Hill averted a government shutdown—for now. But lawmakers face a new mid-November deadline that will be just as tricky to navigate.

October 02, 2023

When Corporate Defaults Rise

Corporate defaults and bankruptcies are on the rise, but we don't believe it should be a concern for investors who hold highly rated corporate bond investments, like those with investment-grade ratings.

September 28, 2023

CD or Treasury? How to Choose

Certificates of deposit (CDs) and Treasuries both can offer steady, predictable investment income—but how to decide between them? Here are five factors to help you choose.

September 27, 2023

Market updates

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
October 04, 2023

Looking to the Futures

Ryan Hinsen
October 04, 2023
Nathan Peterson

Today's Options Market Update

Nathan Peterson
October 03, 2023

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Randy Frederick
September 29, 2023

Popular in trading

Options Exercise and Assignment

Learn about options exercise and options assignment before taking a position, not afterward. This guide can help you navigate the dynamics of options expiration.

March 16, 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

P/E Ratio Basics

Perhaps one of the most commonly used fundamental ratios is the price-to-earnings, or P/E, ratio. Discover how it can help you compare the valuation of two or more companies.

January 18, 2023

Using Relative Strength Index

Learn how the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, works and how it can help investors analyze trends.

January 18, 2023

Stock Trading: Moving Averages

Learn how to use a simple moving average to confirm established trends, along with the pros and cons of applying it to different time frames.

November 18, 2022

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

How to Plan for Life's Goals

Retirement is important. But it's probably not your only goal. Here's how a financial plan can help you balance retirement savings with life's other important milestones.

October 03, 2023

Gray Divorce and Retirement

What to know when going through a late-in-life divorce.

October 02, 2023

A Credit Card Debt Exit Plan

Millions of Americans feel trapped by credit card debt. You don't have to be one of them. Here's an exit strategy.

September 27, 2023

Financial Resolutions

Here are five steps we encourage all investors to consider taking to help boost their financial fitness at any time of the year.

September 27, 2023

Older Workers and IRAs

3 ways to keep saving.

September 27, 2023

Roth IRA Withdrawals

When retirement is years away, most investors tend to focus more on saving and less on what will happen when it's time to take their money out.

September 22, 2023

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