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.

Potential Opportunities in the Muni Bond Market

There have been several big changes in the municipal bond market lately. Here's what you should know.

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.

Quarterly Market Outlook: Waiting for the Fed

The Federal Reserve weighs the data while investors wonder: When will rate cuts begin?

When Should You Pay Taxes on Discount Bonds?

Tax-sensitive bond investors need to consider the tax ramifications when purchasing discount bonds.