Insights & Education
Keeping you at the forefront of modern investing
We suggest that muni investors consider taking advantage of the recent selloff by moving up in both credit quality and coupon structure, and moderately extending duration.
After the steep drop in prices during the first half of this year, yields on many corporate bond investments are at or near 12-year highs. While that is attractive from an income perspective, we still suggest a maintaining a defensive approach, as risks are rising.
A spike in prices and interest rates has dealt a significant blow to housing affordability, elevating the potential for the housing market's weakness to dampen economic growth.
Investors often notice the overall direction of markets; missed changes in asset classes under the surface could see a shark attack take a big bite out of unprepared portfolios.
Inflation continues to run hot, raising the prospect that the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy more sharply than expected—possibly tipping the U.S. economy into recession.
Learn about trading
Schwab experts explain how to tune out market noise and make more deliberate investment decisions.
From our trading experts
Sticky inflation leads Fed to give rates a bigger bump. Could change be on the horizon for the economy and the markets?
We can be our own worst enemy when emotional and behavioral factors drive our investing decisions. So how do we get past them and make sound choices?