Market Insights

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“De-globalization” Already Happened And It Didn’t Matter



Election 2020

  • Sector Views: Health Care vs. the 2020 Election


    The outcome has the potential to affect various sectors, but possibly none as much as Health Care.

  • Global Impact of a “Blue Wave” Election Outcome


    The potential economic and market impacts a “Blue Wave” for the U.S. election could have on five key areas: taxes, labor, the environment, oil and trade.

  • 3 Reasons to Expect Election Result Delays


    Why investors shouldn’t expect to know election outcomes on November 3.

Market commentary

  • Sentiment Telling Divergent Stories


    Investor sentiment is telling a mixed story about the market’s ascent since the March low; begging the question, will the skeptics converge with the optimists?

  • Do Bonds Still Provide Diversification?


    Given current low yields, some investors wonder whether bonds can continue to provide diversification in a portfolio. Here’s why those fears may be overblown.

  • Why to Consider a Roth IRA Conversion Now


    Several factors may make it worthwhile to convert all or part of a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA in 2020, depending on your circumstances. 

Timely strategies

Planning & investing

Planning & investing

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Reap the Benefits of Tax-Loss Harvesting to Lower Your Tax Bill

Tax-loss harvesting—offsetting capital gains with capital losses—can lower your tax bill and better position your portfolio going forward.

Near or in retirement

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Waiting to Save for Retirement Could Cost You

When it comes to saving for retirement, the clock is ticking.


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Schwab Market Perspective: Turning to Earnings Season

Actual third-quarter earnings may be less important than what business leaders say about their expectations.

Your frequently asked questions about volatility

Your questions about volatility

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