Bonds

Read our views on trends in the fixed income market. Or explore other investing topics:

How to Search for Funds on Schwab.com

Choosing investments doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Watch to learn how to use ETF and Mutual Fund Screeners to help find low-expense index funds.

What Are Different Types of Investment Securities?

Equity securities (stocks) and debt securities are common investment vehicles. Here's how securities work and how to use them in your portfolio.

How to Build a Bond Portfolio

From "how" to "why now," here are five key things investors should understand about bond investing.

Seven Principles of Investing

Investing doesn't have to be intimidating. Watch to learn seven investing principles for building a long-term portfolio.

Choosing Municipal Bonds: GO or Revenue?

You're interested in investing in municipal bonds, but which type—general obligation or revenue—is best for you? We break it down.

Market Perspective: Slowdown or Recession?

Although it's possible the Federal Reserve will guide the economy to a "soft landing," evidence has been pointing toward recession.

Old Fears Linger, New Fears Emerge for the Markets

Last year's big concerns, inflation and rising rates, have carried over to 2023 and are joining declining earnings to challenge the markets. When will investors catch a break?

Understanding the Yield Curve

Investors use the yield curve to balance risk and reward. We’ll show you how to read it and how to use it as an indicator for potential market movements.

2023 Market Outlook

As we look to the new year, what can investors expect from the markets in 2023?

Muni Outlook: Back in Vogue

For the first time in a long time, muni investors may be able to earn attractive yields without having to take undue risk.