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

June 28, 2021
What can investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2021?

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In this midyear episode, Schwab experts look ahead to consider what investors might expect in the second half of 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.

Then, Jeffrey Kleintop —Schwab's chief global investment strategist—joins the show and examines what the remainder of 2021 might hold for the global economy and markets now that the recovery is seemingly over.

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 remainder of what’s already been a rollercoaster year for bonds.

Finally, Mike Townsend, Schwab's vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, offers his outlook for what legislative and tax policy changes are likely to pass or take effect in the coming months.

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