Midyear Outlook: Corporate Bonds and Muni Bonds

Collin Martin and Cooper Howard take a look at the state of the corporate bond and muni bond markets halfway through the year.

Mid-Year Outlook: Fixed Income

Looking into the second half of the year, we are optimistic that returns will be stronger, but also expect volatility to remain elevated.

Buying a Muni Below Par? Reasons to Think Twice

Discounted municipal bonds could expose you to unexpected taxes. Here's what to know before you buy.

TIPS and Inflation: What to Know Now

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, can help buffer a portfolio against inflation. However, it's important to understand their unique characteristics and complex nature.

Schwab Market Perspective: The Pace of Rate Cuts

Inflation data has continued to fuel uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin to cut interest rates. It's a question with global implications.

Should You Consider High-yield Municipal Bonds?

We believe high-yield munis carry additional risks, but are worth consideration by investors in higher tax brackets who are comfortable taking added risks.

What's New in Stock Sectors & Corporate Bonds?

Kathy Jones and Collin Martin analyze the attractiveness of corporate bond yields, and Liz Ann Sonders interviews Kevin Gordon about sector performance.

Callable Bonds: Understanding How They Work

Reviewing the basics can keep you from being caught off guard if your investment is returned to you before the stated maturity date.

Emerging-Market Bonds: Are Returns Worth the Risk?

Emerging-market local-currency bonds have rallied sharply since last October, along with other risky segments of the global bond market. However, navigating the market can be challenging.

Preferred Securities: Recent Rally Sets High Bar

Our outlook is still positive, but it may be difficult to replicate the strong returns of the past few quarters.