Fixed Income

Read our views on trends in the fixed income market affecting bonds, CDs, and money markets.

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.

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.

Our Philosophy and What Matters in the Markets

Kathy Jones and Liz Ann Sonders explain their investing philosophies and how they analyze market data.

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.

Bonds vs. Bond Funds: Which Is Right for You?

Not sure which to choose? Here are some things to consider about individual bonds vs. bond funds.

Liquid Alternatives: Getting the Mix Right

Liquid alternatives offer broader access to unconventional strategies, but may not provide the exact outcome investors expect.

2023 Mid-Year Market Outlook: Out of the Woods?

The positives—and the risks—as we head into the second half of the year.