2021 Market Outlook: What to Expect from the Economy, the Bond Market, Global Equities, and Washington

December 17, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, what can investors expect from the markets in 2021?

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In this year-end bonus episode, Schwab experts look ahead to consider what investors might expect in 2021.

First, Mark talks with Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab's chief investment strategist. Liz Ann offers her perspective on the direction of the U.S. economy and stock market. Vaccines represent a light at the end of the tunnel, but Liz Ann cautions that we will enter 2021 still in the tunnel.

Next, Mark speaks with Kathy Jones, Schwab's chief fixed income strategist. Kathy looks at what bond investors might expect from the Federal Reserve and fixed income assets in the new year.

Then, Jeffrey Kleintop—Schwab's chief global investment strategist—joins the show and examines what 2021 might hold for the global economy and markets.

Finally, as a busy election season winds down, Mike Townsend, Schwab's vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, offers his outlook for what to expect in politics and policy next year.

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