Markets and Economy

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

The Power of Compounding and the Definition of "Rich" (With Scott Galloway)

Professor Scott Galloway shares his ideas on wealth and the emotional and motivational aspects of money.

Schwab Market Perspective: The Pace of Rate Cuts

Inflation data has continued to fuel uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin to cut interest rates. It's a question with global implications.

Dow Briefly Topped 40,000 Behind Strong Walmart Results

Major indexes pulled back but still remain near record highs after encouraging inflation numbers lifted hopes for lower interest rates.

Today’s Yields Put the Income Back in Fixed Income

Investors looking for solid returns with lower risk and less volatility are finding a bright spot in today’s bond market.

Doors Swing Open on Q1 Retail Earnings Season

Walmart kicks off retail earnings season as high interest rates and inflation raise concerns over continued robust consumer spending.

Loan Me a Dime

Bank lending standards are still restrictive, underscoring the Fed's view that financial conditions remain tight and any resulting economic weakness could keep rate cuts in play.

How Innovation Drives Growth: A Conversation With Chuck Schwab

Chuck Schwab discusses the role of innovation in the markets and why he is optimistic about the future.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Stocks are higher on the week, driven by evidence of some recent cooling in the labor market. Volatility could pick up next week as we'll get two key inflation data points and a read on the health of the consumer.

Market Snapshot | May 2024

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

The Recession Has Ended

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.