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Global stocks gave up roughly half of their recovery from the February correction last week as President Trump previewed his plan to impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum.

News that the White House was contemplating broad tariffs on steel and aluminum imports rattled the stock market this week. Here’s what investors should know.
Our investment decisions aren't always rational.
Important distinctions exist between traditional and Roth IRAs, including eligibility and contribution limits. Here's a guide to help you decide what's best for you.
Even during periods of rising interest rates, fixed income assets can—and often have—produced positive total returns.
The IRS-mandated maximum 401(k) contributions could leave you short. To find out if you’re on target, do the math!
Defensive stocks often outperform in the immediate wake of market volatility—but the outperformance doesn’t always last.

Every month in the immediate aftermath of the release of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) I put together a small deck together for Schwab’s Operating Committee highlighting the overall data and some of the key takeaways.

It's not always about life-changing decisions—sometimes small changes can make a big impact. 

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