Bonds

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

U.S. Agency Bonds: What You Should Know

Bonds issued by government-sponsored enterprises can offer slightly higher yields than U.S. Treasuries, without requiring investors to take on too much additional risk.

Banking Stress and Preferred Securities: Now What?

Banks and financial institutions are big issuers of preferred securities, so the recent banking industry volatility has had an impact. Our guidance on preferreds is unchanged, but with some caveats.

Schwab Market Perspective: Debt Ceiling Standoff

Political brinkmanship in Washington adds to concerns about the economy.

Federal Reserve: Pause or Peak?

The central bank likely won't have enough reason to hike rates again this cycle. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised to see one or two rate cuts later this year.

When to Consider Munis From Outside Your Home State

Although investing in in-state municipal bonds may have tax advantages, there can be good reasons to buy out-of-state munis.

Will Banking Sector Issues Affect Corporate Bonds?

Corporate bond investors may be wondering if banking sector turmoil will affect financial institution bond issuers. Here's what to know now.

2023 Quarterly Market Outlook: Fed on the Brink?

Economic cracks began to appear during the first quarter, capped off by banking system worries. Will it change the direction of Federal Reserve policy?

Why Haven't TIPS Returns Kept Pace With Inflation?

Although Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities returns have been disappointing despite soaring inflation, their principal values have risen and they're finally offering higher income.

Income Investing: Bonds, Stocks, and Mixed Assets

Learn how income investment strategies, such as interest from fixed income securities, dividends from equity holdings, and income from a multi-asset portfolio, can potentially enhance your portfolio's performance.

Why Go Long When Short-Term Bonds Yield More?

With the Federal Reserve poised to change direction, investors who have been investing in very short-term securities may soon face "reinvestment risk."