Government Policy

Understand how policy decisions coming out of Washington may impact financial markets and your investments.

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.

Election Risk Returns

A top risk for investors, elections may see a shift from centrist to more populist policy that could slow exports, raise inflation, and increase volatility in the global markets.

Midyear Outlook: Equities, International & Washington

What can investors expect from the U.S. stock market, the global markets, and the policy landscape in D.C. in the second half of 2024?

Schwab Market Perspective: Mid-Year Outlook

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

Economy Is Strong, but Investor Uncertainty Lingers

Even with a growing economy, falling inflation, and record low unemployment, investors can’t shake concerns about interest rates, the election, and the U.S. debt and deficit.

The Fed Holds Rates Steady and Remains Patient

As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the June meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.

Deficits, Debt and Markets: Myths vs. Realities

Historically, the level of U.S. debt has had no correlation with the performance of the stock or bond markets.

How Are Money Market Funds Managed?

Kathy Jones and guests examine the history of money market funds and their attractiveness in the current interest rate environment.

Today’s Yields Put the Income Back in Fixed Income

Investors looking for solid returns with lower risk and less volatility are finding a bright spot in today’s bond market.

The Recession Has Ended

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.