Schwab Market Perspective: Confidence Catches Up

Sentiment data is beginning to match relatively strong "hard" economic data.

How Do Muni Bond Credit Ratings Work?

Kathy Jones and Cooper Howard interview Jane Ridley from S&P Global about how municipal bonds are rated.

Earnings Season & High Demand for Corporate Bonds

How have Q4 corporate earnings fared so far, and what's behind the strong demand for investment-grade corporate bonds?

Municipal Bonds: The State of the States

Credit quality in the muni market likely has peaked, but we believe states' strong rainy-day funds and other attributes will lend stability in the near term.

Key Signals from the Fed & How to Manage Risk

Liz Ann Sonders and Kathy Jones analyze new developments in the Fed's balance sheet and debate the role of risk in portfolio construction.

Bank Loans: What Happens If the Fed Cuts Rates?

Bank loan income may decline if the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. That doesn't mean investors should avoid them altogether, but it's important to understand the risks.

3 Strategies for Bonds & Cash in Wealth Management

Income and diversification are important when creating an investment plan, but timing of cash flow may be more important for part of a portfolio when money is needed soon.

Your Guide to Bond Taxes

Unless you're buying a bond at issue and holding it to maturity, the tax rules for bond proceeds can get complicated pretty quickly.

What Can the Sahm Rule Tell Us About the Economy?

Former Fed economist Claudia Sahm discusses the December jobs report and the potential for rate cuts this year.

Where the U.S. Dollar May Be Headed in 2024

With the Federal Reserve poised to begin cutting interest rates this year, the dollar may drift generally downward. However, its performance against individual currencies may vary widely.