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What Happens 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.

CD or Treasury? Five Factors to Consider

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.

Quarterly Market Outlook: A Delicate Balance

The Federal Reserve weighs the data while investors wonder: Is the rate-hike cycle over?

Schwab Market Perspective: Tension

Competing narratives have emerged to describe the state of the U.S. economy.

Treasury Yields: Where Do They Go From Here?

We expect yields to fall later this year and into 2024 as inflation continues to cool.

High-Yield Bonds: Yields Are Up, But Risks Remain

Although high-yield bonds have performed well so far this year, we continue to take a cautious view.

5 Things to Consider About Taxable Municipal Bonds

Taxable municipal bonds may be an attractive option for investors in lower tax brackets, but there are things investors should know before making a decision.

Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which Is Right for You?

Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.

Fitch Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating

The surprise move takes the rating to AA+ from AAA.

Should Muni Investors Take Note of California?

During the past decade, a turnaround in the Golden State has resulted in higher credit quality for many issuers.