Schwab Market Perspective: Rolling Recovery?

There are signs that some previous "rolling recessions" are starting to turn into rolling recoveries.

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?

7 Things to Know About T+1 Settlement

In May 2024, settlement cycles on stock trades and other securities move from two days to one. Will that affect your portfolio? Here are seven things to know.

When Should You Pay Taxes on Discount Bonds?

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

The Fed Hesitates and the Markets Wait

Although a strong economy has changed expectations about the timing and magnitude of interest rate cuts, we still see room for the Federal Reserve to cut by three-quarters of a point this year.

Not Always Tax-Free: 7 Municipal Bond Tax Traps

Although municipal bonds pay interest that is generally exempt from federal and state income taxes, it's not always free from all taxes.