2022 Market Outlook

As we look to the new year, what can investors expect from the markets in 2022?

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After another full year of the COVID pandemic, what’s in store for 2022? In this year-end bonus episode, Schwab experts look ahead to consider what investors might expect from the markets in the new year.

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. She and Mark discuss consumer spending, interest rates, company earnings, and the job market, among other topics.

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 2022 might hold for the global economy and markets.

Finally, as we head into a year of midterm elections, Mike Townsend, Schwab’s managing director of legislative and regulatory affairs, offers his outlook for what to expect in politics and policy next year.

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