International

May 19, 2022

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Schwab Market Perspective: Downshifting

The economy has slowed amid rising inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening and persistent global supply chain crises. In turn, the U.S. stock market has weakened.

Recession in China?

The world's second-largest economy and consumer market has likely slipped into a recession, at least by China's standards.

Hedging Stocks Against Rising Rates

Consider hedging the possible risk of higher interest rates with the addition of short duration stocks, a potential way to manage risk while remaining invested in the markets.

Deglobalization Is Political, Not Economic

Politics may have little impact on economic globalization or corporate profits—which gives little reason for investors to deglobalize their portfolios, despite the headlines.

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War: Impact on Earnings

The geopolitical impact on earnings, the most important driver of stock prices, has remained modest so far; global companies appear to be on a path for earnings growth in 2022.

Rapid World Changes Expose Vulnerabilities & Risks

War in Europe is sparking rapid change with repercussions around the globe. Investors have questions about how to respond and whether things will ever return to the way they were.

War in Ukraine: Recession in Europe?

We believe the odds of a recession in Europe are above average, but still below 50%. We will be watching developments and data closely to see how the economic outlook evolves.

Rates Set to Rise: How High, How Fast, How Long?

How high and fast must interest rates rise before consumers and companies slow spending enough to bring inflation under control? Will these rate hikes impact jobs and the economy?

Russia-Ukraine: Hit to Russia's Financial Systems

Global leaders backed a new round of sanctions on Russia, but it is unclear at this time if these additional measures will be successful at avoiding an energy shock.

Russia-Ukraine: Navigating Markets on Edge

The human toll is immense, but financial market reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been muted so far. Here's what we expect to see in coming days and weeks.