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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

The bull market in stocks remains strong and some investors may be undaunted. Is the optimism going too far? Schwab experts share their observations.
A market in late innings can provide both opportunities and risk, and investors should stay vigilant.
2017 is likely to rank as the most costly year ever for natural disasters. From a purely economic perspective—where analysis replaces emotion—disasters tend to spur economic growth over the short and long-term despite the widespread destruction they leave behind.
Fourth quarters tend to be active for investors, but will the action be positive?
The recent rally in the energy sector should be viewed with some caution.
There’s a lot of speculation about who the next Chair of the Federal Reserve might be, but how much should this really matter to the average investor?
Often perceived as dull, the consumer staples sector is broader than most investors think, and has experienced some interesting developments in recent years.
With wage growth picking up and the labor market even tighter, it’s time to put even traditional measures of inflation back on the radar screen.
The stock market rally remains intact as we begin Q4—breadth is good with most stocks on the rise—but have investors been underestimating this market?
Central banks are behaving as if wages and inflation will revive in the year ahead. If they don’t, and central banks don’t alter their policy path, the global stock markets could be in for a rough 2018.
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