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Concerned about the recent stock market volatility? Consider these more defensive sectors.
From ethical behavior to athletic competition, the disproportionate drive not to lose can lead to major mistakes. 
Recent stock market behavior and our belief in heightened risk of a peak in the global economic cycle in the next 6-18 months, makes it a good time to consider what has happened to stocks in a typical recession and bear market.
In this new podcast, host Mark Riepe, head of the Schwab Center for Financial Research, unpacks important financial decisions and the biases that may prevent you from choosing wisely. Subscribe for free to get the first episode when it launches November 5.
On this episode of Stock Market Report, Michael Townsend takes a look at the midterm Senate race and its impact, or lack thereof, on the market.
Investors near or in retirement may be concerned—understandably—about a bear market. However, there are steps you can take to help manage potential risks.
The recent rout in the municipal bond market can be unsettling, but it hasn’t changed our view on the attractiveness of municipal bonds for many investors.
A recent Schwab survey suggests a financial gender gap starting at an early age. What can we do?
On this episode of Bond Market Today, Collin Martin breaks down corporate bonds in the investment grade corporate floating rate note market.
What is your cost basis? Whether you’re a newbie or seasoned investor, determining your tax cost basis can help you save on taxes. Here’s how.

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