Investing Strategies

Insights and information on investing and more from Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.

  • Trading

    Today's Options Market Update

    May 19, 2022
    Stocks struggle to find bid support amid elevated uncertainty.
  • Trading

    Looking to the Futures

    May 19, 2022
    Wheat faces more uncertainty.
  • Market Commentary

    Doom and Gloom: When Will it End?

    May 16, 2022
    Bearish sentiment is becoming a contrarian support; but for now, aggressive Fed action, tightening financial conditions, and the liquidity drain may keep downward pressure on stocks.
  • Trading

    Weekly Trader’s Outlook

    May 13, 2022
    While the bargain hunters may be down, they’re not yet out. The VIX tells us that elevated volatility is likely to persist a while longer, but once again the indicators point to a modest potential gain by the end of the week.
  • Market Commentary

    Schwab Market Perspective: Downshifting

    May 13, 2022
    The economy has slowed amid rising inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening and persistent global supply chain crises. In turn, the U.S. stock market has weakened.
  • Bond Insights
    Market Commentary

    Bond Market Reset: What's Next?

    May 12, 2022
    Major central banks are hiking interest rates rapidly and shrinking their balance sheets in an effort to "normalize" policy. The question hanging over the market is, "What is a normal policy rate?"
  • Portfolio Management

    Where Should You Hold Your Cash?

    May 12, 2022
    Consider ease of access, insurance, and yield when deciding where to hold your cash.
  • Trading

    How Traders Can Take Advantage of Volatile Markets

    May 12, 2022
    With a disciplined approach, you can learn to manage volatility for your benefit—while helping you minimize risks. Here are four steps to consider.
  • Tax Strategies
    Personal Finance & Planning

    Tax-Efficient Investing: Why Is It Important?

    May 12, 2022
    Making tax-efficiency part of your investing strategy can help lower your tax bill.
  • Ask Carrie

    Should You Care About Rising Interest Rates?

    May 11, 2022
    Will rising interest rates affect you personally? Most likely. No need to panic, but best to be aware.
  • Market Commentary
    Market Volatility

    Stock Market Volatility: Schwab’s Quick Take

    May 18, 2022
    What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.
  • Market Commentary

    Recession in China?

    May 9, 2022
    The world’s second-largest economy and consumer market has likely slipped into a recession, at least by China’s standards.
  • Portfolio Management

    3 Reasons to Consider Putting Your Cash to Work

    May 6, 2022

    Cash serves a valuable role in many investors’ portfolios. It can pay the bills and fund short-term goals—a key reason it’s important to keep enough cash around to meet your immediate needs. 

  • Personal Finance & Planning

    Help Your College Grad Become an Investor

    May 10, 2022
    Looking for a meaningful college graduation present? Consider opening up the world of investing.
  • Bond Insights

    4 Reasons to Be Cautious With High-Yield Bonds

    May 6, 2022
    Given that tighter financial conditions are on the horizon, high-yield bonds may not be as attractive as they have been over the past few years. We look at four factors that indicate it may be especially prudent to proceed with caution when it comes to high-yield bonds.
  • Market Commentary

    When the Levee Breaks, Panic Is Not a Strategy

    May 2, 2022
    Another burst of market volatility has confirmed that the peak in negative economic consequences—courtesy of tighter policy and slowing growth—is likely still ahead of us.
  • Bond Insights

    Opportunities Come Knocking in the Muni Market

    April 28, 2022
    With inflation at its highest point in decades and the Federal Reserve expected to continue to aggressively raise interest rates, municipal bonds may offer opportunities not seen in years.
  • Bond Insights

    8 Questions on the Bond Market and Rate Hikes

    April 26, 2022
    More interest rate hikes are likely this year as the Federal Reserve tries to curb inflation; here are answers to eight common questions on ways these hikes may affect the fixed income markets and how to navigate this higher-rate environment.
  • Market Commentary

    Hedging Stocks Against Rising Rates

    April 25, 2022
    Consider hedging the possible risk of higher interest rates with the addition of short duration stocks, a potential way to manage risk while remaining invested in the markets.
  • Market Commentary

    Land of Confusion: Soft or Hard?

    April 18, 2022
    With inflation running at a 40-year high, and the Fed having embarked on a rate hike cycle, the burning debate is whether the slowdown ends in a soft landing or a recession.
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The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice. The type of securities and investment strategies mentioned may not be suitable for everyone.  Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision. All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market or economic conditions.