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Schwab Market Update

U.S. stocks declined sharply, giving back yesterday's solid gains that were boosted by the Bank of England’s (BoE) decision to purchase bonds to try to stabilize its financial system.

September 29, 2022

Does the Fed Have a Plan?

The Fed is determined to break the back of inflation by raising rates again and again—but at what cost to the economy, employment, and the markets? Is there a plan?

September 29, 2022

Today's Options Market Update

Equities give back previous session’s gains.

September 29, 2022 Randy Frederick

Looking to the Futures

The November Henry Hub Natural Gas contract (NGX22) has followed crude higher leaving it up 1.72% to 6.876 in Wednesday’s early afternoon trading.

September 29, 2022 Chester Gorski

Volatility: Worries Flare

What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.

September 29, 2022 Schwab Center for Financial Research

Market commentary

Jeffrey Kleintop

What's Next: Good, Bad, & Ugly

Jeffrey Kleintop
September 26, 2022
Kathy Jones

Fed Hikes Rates 75 Basis Points

Kathy Jones
September 21, 2022

Earnings: Trampled Under Foot?

Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
September 19, 2022

Review trading basics

Fibonacci Retracement Lines

Learn how you can use Fibonacci retracement lines to spot potential patterns in price charts.

September 15, 2022

Bear Markets & Bull Traps

Learn about what a bull trap is and why they show up during bear markets.

September 15, 2022

Trading Amid Uncertainty

When the market takes a turn, traders may want to go back to basics.

August 17, 2022 Randy Frederick

Ins and Outs of Short Selling

Make sure you understand the risks of short selling before taking the plunge.

August 10, 2022 Lee Bohl, CMT

Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

April 07, 2022 Randy Frederick

Understand options

Understand futures

Analyze your trades

How to Use Volume Indicators

Sometimes stock price trends aren't quite what they seem. Here's how to use volume to confirm or refute a trend.

November 12, 2021

Head-and-Shoulders Patterns

Identifying so-called head-and-shoulders patterns can be tricky but profitable.

August 20, 2021 Lee Bohl, CMT

Pick Stocks Using Analysis

Find out how you can use these two stock-picking strategies together.

August 12, 2021 Lee Bohl, CMT

When to Sell Dividend Stocks

Picking your dividend-paying stocks is half the battle. How do you know when it's time to sell? Consider following these three steps.

April 20, 2021 Michael Rawson, CFA®

Research trading ideas

Fibonacci Retracement Lines

Learn how you can use Fibonacci retracement lines to spot potential patterns in price charts.

September 15, 2022

Bear Markets & Bull Traps

Learn about what a bull trap is and why they show up during bear markets.

September 15, 2022

Trading Amid Uncertainty

When the market takes a turn, traders may want to go back to basics.

August 17, 2022 Randy Frederick

Trading Up-Close