Market Commentary

Get our experts' perspective on recent market trends and what they could mean for your investment portfolio.

The latest commentary

Congress Faces Another Shutdown

Historically, government shutdowns have not caused a major reaction in the markets. But shutdowns can increase market volatility, and an extended shutdown could have an impact on the overall economy.

September 29, 2023 Michael Townsend

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

Hikes May Be Over, QT Goes On

Monetary tightening still continues in the form of quantitative tightening, bringing potential volatility, earnings pressures, and lackluster performance to stock markets.

September 25, 2023

Fed Pauses, but Door Still Open

The September Federal Reserve meeting provided few surprises, but ongoing uncertainty about the Fed's next move may mean more volatility ahead.

September 20, 2023


Schwab Market Update: Opening

Schwab Center for Financial Research
September 29, 2023

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Randy Frederick
September 29, 2023
Dan Sweeney

Looking to the Futures

Dan Sweeney
September 29, 2023
Nathan Peterson

Today's Options Market Update

Nathan Peterson
September 28, 2023

US stocks and economy

Chief Investment Strategist Liz Ann Sonders and Senior Investment Strategist Kevin Gordon on what's driving equity markets now

International stocks and economy

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's take on the crosscurrents affecting international markets

Fixed income

Chief Fixed Income Strategist Kathy Jones and strategists Collin Martin and Cooper Howard on the latest developments in fixed income and currency markets

Government affairs

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Managing Director Michael Townsend on what matters most to markets and individual investors 

Bonds Shine with Fed's Call

The Fed has indicated higher rates for longer, and that's good news for bond investors. What's the strategy to take advantage of what may be a once-in-a-generation opportunity?

September 28, 2023