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Schwab experts share their perspectives on how the legislation may affect individuals and markets.
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In our 2020 annual outlook we asked “What may tip the scale?” We got our answer in the first quarter: COVID-19.
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In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve lowered the federal funds target rate.
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Stocks have plummeted this month as investors struggled to assess what impact the COVID-19 coronavirus may have on the economy.

On Financial Decoder, we often emphasize the importance of taking a long-term approach to investing, but not everyone has that luxury.

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The coronavirus outbreak has affected global supply chains, consumer demand and interest rates. In response, we’re downgrading Financials and upgrading Utilities.
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Schwab's views on the Real Estate sector.
After fairly steady economic growth in 2019, Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on what 2020 might bring for the economy, as well as how that economic environment could affect the market.
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Over the next decade, market returns are expected to fall short of historical averages, while global stocks are likely to outperform U.S. stocks.
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Competing positive and negative factors are keeping the picture balanced, but what could tip the scale one way or the other?
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