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Most sectors experienced many ups and downs during the first half of 2018, with volatility expected to continue during the second half of the year. Despite this, some sectors stand to benefit from the growing economy.

AMT Triggers

Will you have to pay alternative minimum tax? Here’s what you should know about the AMT, and steps you can take to potentially avoid it.
Trade-war anxieties have been reflected in markets and surveys of both consumers and businesses, but thus far have not appeared in actual “hard” economic data.
Investors continue to be bombarded with an ever-increasing flow of information. The ratio of noise to importance is skewed toward the former but differentiating between the two can be important.
On this week’s Stock Market Report, Jeff Kleintop discusses some recent trends in the stock market and whether investors should be making any changes to their holdings.
We don’t expect returns for investment-grade corporate bonds to be as poor in the second half of the year as they were in the first, but the markets are still challenging.
After an action-packed first half, the second half of the year could see action heat up even more in the sector world.
Schwab's view on the materials sector, which describes an array of commodity-related manufacturing industries.
Schwab's view on the consumer discretionary sector, which covers companies that sell non-essential goods and services.
Schwab's view on the health care sector covers health care equipment and services as well as  pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

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