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Schwab Market Update: Stocks Seeing Pressure Following Data

U.S. stocks are falling to start off the new week, even as China took further measures to ease COVID restrictions.

Short Selling: Can You Profit from Falling Stocks?

Watch to learn how short selling, or shorting, a stock allows investors to sell a stock high, buy it low, and pocket the difference.

How Index Funds Could Beat Hedge Funds over Time

Warren Buffett bet $1,000,000 that an index fund would perform better than hedge funds. See how an S&P 500® index fund stacked up against a hedge fund manager's selections.

How to Tell a Good Stock from a Bad Stock

Learn how to tell if a stock is a good or bad investment by looking at fundamentals, trends, and stock charts so you can build a healthy stock portfolio.

DRIPs

A DRIP allows investors to automatically reinvest the cash from a stock's dividend payments. Watch this video to learn how to enroll in a DRIP.

Three Ways to Use Margin and Leverage

Learn three ways investors and traders can maximize the use of margin while managing the risks of leverage in their investing strategies.

Understanding IPOs

See why some investors pay such close attention to IPOs of company stock.

How to Use Moving Averages for Stock Trading

Learn how to use a simple moving average to confirm established trends, along with the pros and cons of applying it to different time frames.

Can You Give Stock as a Gift?

Giving stock can be both a financial gift and a personal finance lesson. But get the details first.

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.