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Taxable Munis: 5 Factors

Recent market conditions have made taxable municipal bonds attractive for some investors, as they can offer high yields without much credit risk.

October 04, 2022 Cooper Howard

Ripple(s) From Surging Dollar

While a spike in global market volatility has prompted some investors to think a Fed response is imminent, we caution against thinking that intervention is a bullish development.

October 03, 2022 Liz Ann Sonders

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

Volatility: Worries Flare

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.

September 29, 2022 Schwab Center for Financial Research

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

Trading news

Today's Options Market Update

Nathan Peterson
October 06, 2022

Looking to the Futures

Chester Gorski
October 06, 2022
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Weekly Trader's Outlook

Randy Frederick
September 30, 2022

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Roth IRA Conversion & Taxes

How to make the most of a Roth IRA conversion.

October 05, 2022

Ready to Buy Your First Home?

There's more to timing your first home purchase than interest rates and prices. Consider these guidelines.

October 05, 2022 Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz

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

Personal finance 101

Roth IRA Conversion & Taxes

How to make the most of a Roth IRA conversion.

October 05, 2022

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

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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