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Schwab Market Update

U.S. stocks ended the day mixed following yesterday’s resiliency in the face of some softer-than-expected Chinese data.

August 16, 2022

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks mixed as investors digest earnings, data.

August 16, 2022 Nathan Peterson

Looking to the Futures

Crude oil prices dropped substantially to start the week after the dollar rallied.

August 16, 2022 Chris Waterbury

Weekly Trader's Outlook

S&P 500 edges higher amid optimism that inflation peaked in June.

August 12, 2022 Randy Frederick

Recession: Are We There Yet?

Investors are faced with an overload of data on jobs, inflation, energy prices, housing and more. But does it all add up to a recession?

July 14, 2022

Market commentary

Jeffrey Kleintop

The End of Rate Hikes?

Jeffrey Kleintop
August 15, 2022

Perspective: Mixed Signals

Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Kathy Jones
August 12, 2022

Fed's Dueling Mandates

Liz Ann Sonders, Kevin Gordon
August 08, 2022

Review trading basics

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

Margin: How Does It Work?

In the same way a bank can lend you money if you have equity in your house, your brokerage firm can lend you money against the value of the investments in your portfolio.

March 11, 2022 Randy Frederick

Common Options Mistakes

When it comes to options trading, education and awareness are important for establishing a strong foundation. Consider these common mistakes that traders often encounter.

January 24, 2022 Nathan Peterson

What to Watch: Earnings Season

Find out what traders should watch for during earnings season.

January 14, 2022

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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®

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Trading and Social Media

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

April 07, 2022 Randy Frederick

What to Watch: Earnings Season

Find out what traders should watch for during earnings season.

January 14, 2022

Understanding Stock Settlement

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

December 10, 2021 Joanna Payne

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