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Debt Ceiling: What Investors Should Know

While we don't expect the U.S. government to default, the uncertainty may heighten market volatility in coming days. Here are answers to some of the questions we're hearing most often.

Closing Market Update: Debt Watch Continues

Big tech companies continue to shine thanks to optimism over AI, while the broader market struggles.

Opening Market Update: Congress, It's Your Move

Wall Street appeared to welcome the debt ceiling deal reached over the weekend despite still needing congressional approval. The markets also appear to be making peace with the idea that interest rates might rise again next month.

Stock Analysis Using the P/E Ratio

Find out what traders should look for and look out for with the price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio).

Schwab Market Perspective: Debt Ceiling Standoff

Political brinkmanship in Washington adds to concerns about the economy.

Help Your College Grad Become an Investor

Looking for a meaningful college graduation present? Consider opening up the world of investing.

What Happens to Options When Stocks Split?

When a company announces a stock split, options are adjusted, but position values will remain unchanged in most cases.

Options Strategy: Selling Put Spreads to Buy Stock

A defined-risk strategy, like selling a put spread, can potentially help traders put a limit on their risk, but it's important to understand the risks.

Elevation: Largest Stocks to Market's Rescue?

In the face of banking stress and a hawkish Federal Reserve, stocks have advanced impressively so far this year, but narrow breadth doesn't bode well for continued strength.

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.