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Having loudly telegraphed its decision in advance, the Fed announced it would start to shrink its behemoth $4.5 trillion balance sheet; but held rates steady.
Renting out a vacation home can help defray your costs—but the tax rules are complicated. To avoid a big IRS headache, pay close attention and keep accurate records.
The damage caused by natural disasters can put financial strains on municipal bond issuers. Issuers in good financial health should be better able to deal with the pressure.
A rate hike isn’t likely before December, but the market will be awaiting the start of the Fed’s plan to start shrinking its bond holdings.
Despite the coming shift by central banks towards trimming/tapering their balance sheets, we don’t believe the bull market is at risk.
Should investors jump on the biotech train or proceed with caution?
Schwab's view on the consumer discretionary sector, which covers companies that sell non-essential goods and services.
Schwab's view on the consumer staples sector, which includes consumer items that tend to be viewed as household necessities.
Schwab's view on the energy sector, which encompasses companies that help produce and distribute energy.
Schwab's view on the financial sector, which encompasses the financial services industry and is often referred to by the acronym FIRE, for finance, insurance and real estate.

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