Markets and Economy

Read our latest market commentary on of-the-moment trends so you can make informed investment decisions

Bond Prices Down? This Could Reduce the Sting

Given the drop in bond prices, tax-loss harvesting may allow you to save on taxes while positioning your portfolio for the future.

Investing for High Inflation and Slow Growth

High inflation and slow economic growth are a problem for investors. Here's how to shore up your portfolio.

Stocks Lower as Investors Prepare for Further Inflation Data

U.S. equities declined in a choppy and cautious trading session as investors await a host of notable economic reports later this week.

Swing, Swing: Wild Week

A better-than-expected October consumer price index report provided some relief and support for equities, but investors should be wary of low-quality leadership and, to some extent, crypto stress.

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.

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

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

Market Snapshot | November 2022

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

5 Tips for Weathering a Recession

How to help position your portfolio in anticipation of an economic downturn.

Midterm Elections Signal More Washington Gridlock

While results won't be finalized for some time, it is clear that we will have two more years of an extremely narrowly divided Congress.

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.