Corporate Bond Outlook: A Dash of Caution

Overall, we expect corporate bonds to deliver positive returns in 2024, but we remain cautious about the potential for a downturn in the economy to have a negative impact on lower-rated bonds.

Fixed Income Outlook: The Rocky Road Bond Market

Although some volatility may continue, we believe interest rates have peaked. We expect lower Treasury yields and positive returns for investors in 2024.

4 of Investors' Biggest Concerns Now

Schwab experts answer questions about locking in higher interest rates, the likelihood of a "soft landing" for the economy, and more.

This Week's CPI Data and the State of the Economy

Liz Ann Sonders interviews Nancy Lazar about the state of the economy, and Kathy Jones and Collin Martin discuss investment-grade bonds.

Frequently Asked Questions from Investors

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders answer some of the most common questions from investors—and provide their weekly market outlook.

Investing Basics: Mutual Funds

Mutual funds have been an investing staple for many investors because of the diversification they provide.

High Bond Yields: Answers to 5 Top Questions

While bond prices are generally down, the income they provide is up, providing potential opportunities for fixed income investors.

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."

What Happens When Corporate Defaults Rise

Corporate defaults and bankruptcies are on the rise, but we don't believe it should be a concern for investors who hold highly rated corporate bond investments, like those with investment-grade ratings.

CD or Treasury? Five Factors to Consider

Certificates of deposit (CDs) and Treasuries both can offer steady, predictable investment income—but how to decide between them? Here are five factors to help you choose.