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The pandemic has wrought havoc on the global system of trade. What does that mean for the markets and the holiday shopping season?
Market volatility has picked up as labor shortages, supply bottlenecks, and rising inflation fears have narrowed the path forward. Here’s what we expect to see in the coming weeks.

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.
Persistently going from one transitory source of inflation to the next may keep inflation elevated for longer than markets currently anticipate.
The Schwab Market Update podcast delivers our informative summary of each day's trading and financial news.
Japanese stocks have rebounded to 30-year highs and became the world’s best performers in September and the third quarter.
The stock market normally leads the economy, but what happens when the economy’s path isn’t clear?
September and October tend to be blustery months for stock performance, and this year may be no exception.
Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
A gradual slowing of stimulus heralds a potential drop for the world’s stock markets, but the evidence suggests a possibility for a positive outcome.
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