How Do Treasury Auctions Work?

U.S. Treasury auctions are of interest lately due to growing U.S. debt and high interest rates. What are Treasury auctions, how do they work, and what should investors know?

2024 Mid-Year Outlook: Corporate Bonds

Investment-grade corporate bonds remain attractive given their lower risk and relatively high yields. Long-term investors who can handle volatility might consider high-yield bonds and preferred securities, but we wouldn't suggest large positions in either.

Will a Maturity Wall Matter for Investors?

High-yield bond issuers face a wall of maturity debt over the next four years. Could it spell trouble for the high-yield bond market?

Schwab Market Perspective: Mid-Year Outlook

Diverging economic data and changing expectations for rate cuts have continued to complicate the market outlook.

Can Agency Bonds Offer Extra Yield?

Federal agency bonds generally carry the same high credit rating as U.S. Treasuries, yet can sometimes offer slightly higher yields. Here's what to consider.

Mid-Year Outlook: Fixed Income

Looking into the second half of the year, we are optimistic that returns will be stronger, but also expect volatility to remain elevated.

Midyear Outlook: Corporate Bonds and Muni Bonds

Collin Martin and Cooper Howard take a look at the state of the corporate bond and muni bond markets halfway through the year.

Buying a Muni Below Par? Reasons to Think Twice

Discounted municipal bonds could expose you to unexpected taxes. Here's what to know before you buy.

TIPS and Inflation: What to Know Now

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, can help buffer a portfolio against inflation. However, it's important to understand their unique characteristics and complex nature.

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.