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Although we expect higher prices over the next few years, a return to that level of inflation is unlikely.
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The pace of inflation—from below 2% to greater than 4%—has a big impact on the performance of various asset classes.
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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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The Federal Reserve made no change to its interest rate or asset purchase policies; while strengthening its economic outlook and viewing inflation risk as “transitory.”
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Each bond bear market is unique, but we believe with the right strategy, they can be manageable.
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Floaters may benefit when the Federal Reserve hikes short-term rates, but you should also consider other options.
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If you're interested in tax-free municipal bonds, you might want to keep an eye out for these seven tax traps.
Kathy Jones, Schwab’s chief fixed income strategist, joins the podcast to consider how an improving economy may be the real driver behind rising rates and how the Fed plans to keep the momentum going.
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Vaccine rollouts in major countries are proceeding at different speeds, and investors are torn between optimism about business re-openings and concern about rising interest rates.
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Easy monetary policy and rising federal budget deficits could undermine confidence in the dollar, but its role as the dominant global currency looks secure.
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