International

September 29, 2022

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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.

Schwab Market Perspective: Determined to Rise

Will anything tempt the Federal Reserve from its aggressive course on interest rates? The odds aren't good.

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.

The End of Rate Hikes?

The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.

The Strong Dollar: Can It Continue?

A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary policy by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.

The Return of Dividends

Although the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed above stocks' dividend yields earlier this year, dividend payers may continue to reward should the economy continue to slow.

China's Yo-Yo Economy

Although an economic rebound in China is underway according to government and private sector data, its economy and stock market may remain volatile.

Shortages Have Led to Gluts

Inventory gluts have been bad news for the stocks of companies experiencing them, but could also be indicating an inflation peak, which tends to be an ingredient for market bottoms.

Recession: The Risk Is in the Reversal

Investors often notice the overall direction of markets; missed changes in asset classes under the surface could see a shark attack take a big bite out of unprepared portfolios.