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CONTENT WITH Market Commentary

Timely takes on markets and the economy.

How has a government shutdown affected the stock market? Compared with other events, previous shutdowns have barely moved stock prices.
Lawmakers consider an extension of government funding to head off a government shutdown this weekend.
Key changes in the U.S. tax code overhaul.
The new tax law may not lift all boats, but taxes are just one of the many factors affecting companies and stocks.
Tax reform—or better put, tax cuts—should provide a boost to the economy, but some enthusiasm-curbing is in order regarding the details and timing.
2018 is picking up where 2017 left off—but how long can this go on?
How could the changes to the tax law affect your sector allocations?
Schwab experts discuss the bull market’s strength and the investor sentiment data that could indicate when the market’s momentum might begin to slow down.
Bitcoin prices have soared, leaving some investors wondering if they’re missing out by not owning cryptocurrency. Here’s a primer on what bitcoin is, how to trade it, and some of the many risks investors should consider.
Five global risks for investors in 2018

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