International

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Weekly Market Outlook

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

Schwab Market Perspective: Confidence Catches Up

Sentiment data is beginning to match relatively strong "hard" economic data.

Simple Indicators in a Complicated World

Market folklore provides an easy, but inaccurate guide for investing in today's interconnected and complex market. Indicators based on economic or market behavior may be preferred.

Geopolitical Risk: Is the Bark Worse than the Bite?

Global hotspots are constantly generating headlines. But investors need a balanced perspective, or they could miss out on potentially strong performance in international markets.

Count Down to Rate Cuts (and Hikes)

Market expectations have established a high bar for central banks' rate cuts. Any disappointment like stronger inflation or economic growth could spark market volatility.

The Global Impact of Taiwan's Election

The election outcome is unlikely to change the status quo for the Taiwan Strait, U.S.- China relations, or global markets which have seemed to price in geopolitical risk.

Top 5 Global Risks of 2024

There are many risks for 2024 including those that are an ever-present part of investing and not unique to the outlook for any particular year. We've highlighted our top five.

2024 Market Outlook: Widening the Lens

We expect a turning point in 2024, but investors may have to widen the lens to see the bigger picture and look beyond the noise and volatility.

Market Outlook: What's in Store for 2024?

As we approach 2024, what can investors expect from the markets in the new year?

2024 Global Outlook: The Big Picture

Our outlook for 2024 is for a gradual U-shaped recovery composed of seemingly chaotic movements in economic data with turning points in policy rates and earnings growth.