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Trends in Retail

Matthew Shay, CEO of the National Retail Federation, breaks down the state of the retail market in the U.S.

March 01, 2024 Liz Ann Sonders • Kathy Jones

Japan's Long Comeback

The second-largest stock market has captured the interest of investors, supported by stronger, more broad-based earnings, and incentivized by Japan's fiscal and monetary policies.

February 26, 2024

Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

February 23, 2024

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

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

Market updates

Schwab Center for Financial Research

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
March 01, 2024
Joe Mazzola

Today's Options Market Update

Joe Mazzola
March 01, 2024
Nathan Peterson

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Nathan Peterson
March 01, 2024
Dan Sweeney

Looking to the Futures

Dan Sweeney
March 01, 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

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

Planning and retirement

Investing in Your 20s

One of the most important things you can do in your 20s is to develop good financial habits. Here's how to get started.

February 28, 2024

Retirement Savings Tips

Ever wonder if you're on track to reach your retirement goal? Here's how to calculate how much you should have saved by now.

February 23, 2024


Save Now for Retirement

The sooner you start saving, the more likely you're likely to reach your retirement goals. Here are some numbers to put things in perspective.

February 22, 2024

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

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