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Risk for 2023: China Reopening

Chinese officials may be preparing to bring an end to China's zero-COVID policy but reopening the world's second-largest economy could bring inflationary challenges.

What a Strong U.S. Dollar May Mean for Investors

Should you adjust your portfolio in response to a strong U.S. dollar?

Schwab Market Perspective: Stress Cracks

As the Federal Reserve continues to ratchet up the pressure with higher interest rates, cracks are beginning to appear beneath the surface of the U.S. economy.

Central Banks Stepping Down

Central banks seem to be stepping down from aggressive rate hikes, which may lead to a year-end "Santa Pause" rally for stocks.

Dangers to U.S. Economy from Without and Within

Recent events in the U.K. and China as well as the Russia/Ukraine war and the strong dollar are impacting the global economy. How will they affect the U.S. markets and economy?

Revenge of the Markets

Markets can have more sway over policymakers than vice versa, as demonstrated in the U.K. recently. Here are three ideas for what markets may compel other policymakers to do next.

The End of Earnings Growth?

The earnings outlook is dimming as the economy slows, which could result in cuts to earnings forecasts and downside for stocks. U.K. earnings have been a surprising outperformer.

What's Next: Good, Bad, & Ugly

The persistence of global inflation could determine which of the three paths central banks may follow and which market qualities investors might consider for their portfolios.

Home Is Where the Inflation Is

Central Banks relying on inflation measures based on rentals, rather than home prices, may persist in raising rates, applying more economic brakes despite easing home sales.

China Q&A: Top 5 Questions

Topics like inflation, currency, and government policies dominate questions about the world's second-largest economy. Here we provide answers for investors about China.