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Markets & Economy

Schwab Market Update: Opening

The tech-led rally is threatened by rising Treasury yields ahead of Friday's inflation data. Weak demand at a Treasury auction and solid consumer confidence pushed yields higher.

May 29, 2024 Joe Mazzola

Looking to the Futures

Today, I would like to discuss three different methods than can be utilized to hedge a large cap stock portfolio and provide context to the information necessary to place a proper hedge.

May 29, 2024

Schwab Market Update: Closing

Disappointing auction results sent yields higher, while semiconductor strength lifted the Nasdaq Composite to a record close.

May 28, 2024

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are mixed, led by relative strength in technology, as investors await several retail earnings reports due later this week.

May 28, 2024

Weekly Market Outlook

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop’s 90-second take on the markets for the week ahead.

May 28, 2024

Markets & Economy

Housing Holds Some Economic Keys

The housing market looks to be on the road to recovery, but not without significant scarring for a considerable portion of potential homeowners.

May 28, 2024

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Nvidia did its part to support the bullish AI secular growth story, but near-term technicals may be suggesting some digestion near highs is needed.

May 24, 2024

Monday's Schwab Market Update Podcast

The S&P 500 index ended near an all-time high as signs of easing inflation encouraged investors ahead of Nvidia earnings.

May 20, 2024

Markets & Economy

Contrasting China and India

The two largest emerging markets have taken very different paths, echoing the divergence in the economic and demographic landscape for these two countries.

May 20, 2024

Perspective: Pace of Rate Cuts

Inflation data has continued to fuel uncertainty about when the Federal Reserve will begin to cut interest rates. It's a question with global implications.

May 17, 2024

Loan Me a Dime

Bank lending standards are still restrictive, underscoring the Fed's view that financial conditions remain tight and any resulting economic weakness could keep rate cuts in play.

May 13, 2024

Markets & Economy

Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

May 08, 2024

The Recession Has Ended

Europe's mild recession is over, with growth expected to continue. Valuations for eurozone stocks remain attractive, offering the potential for further price appreciation.

May 06, 2024

The Fed Stays Patient

As expected, the Federal Reserve kept its policy rate unchanged at the May meeting, but left the door open to rate cuts later this year if inflation declines.

May 01, 2024

Markets & Economy

Life's Been Good...for Large Caps

First-quarter earnings results have been healthy thus far, but key to the ongoing rally will be companies' recovery in revenue growth and strengthening forward guidance.

April 29, 2024

Independence From the U.S.

Dollar strength resulting from central banks' independent policies on rate cuts is unlikely to be tampered by China's deflation or geopolitics.

April 22, 2024

Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

April 19, 2024


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