Closing Market Update

The S&P 500 index dropped for a sixth straight trading day after Israel launched an attack on Iran and reduced rate cut hopes kept investors in a foul mood.

Opening Market Update

Volatility hit a six-month high overnight after Israel responded to Iran's attack with a limited strike, then erased most of the gain. Major indexes traded near the flat line.

Sector Views: Monthly Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

Schwab Market Perspective: Rolling Recovery?

There are signs that some previous "rolling recessions" are starting to turn into rolling recoveries.

Preferred Stock: A Potential Income Tool

If you're considering adding preferred stocks to your portfolio, know the benefits, characteristics, and risks.

Stock Settlement: Why You Need to Understand the T+2 Timeline

Learn about main types of settlement violations, their consequences, and how to avoid them.

Big Banks Prepare to Report Q1 Results

The first quarter was strong for major U.S. investment banks as the economy grew and M&A and IPO activity accelerated.

Calculate the Sharpe Ratio to Gauge Risk

Learn how to calculate the Sharpe ratio to gauge risk, compare investments, and make informed decisions based on risk-adjusted returns in your portfolio.

Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Economic Growth?

Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it's not a simple relationship.

How to Research Stocks

This video points out four important areas of fundamental analysis that investors should consider when performing due diligence on a stock.