Investing Strategies

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

  • Trading

    Today's Options Market Update

    October 6, 2022
    Stocks subdued as yields and dollar continue to rise.
  • Trading

    Looking to the Futures

    October 6, 2022
    The November Soybeans contract (SX22) has fallen 1.28% to 1365.75 in Wednesday’s late morning trading as soybean harvest passes 22% completion.
  • Market Commentary

    Ripple(s) From Surging Dollar

    October 3, 2022
    While a spike in global market volatility has prompted some investors to think a Fed response is imminent, we caution against thinking that intervention is a bullish development.
  • Trading

    Weekly Trader’s Outlook

    September 30, 2022
    Technically oversold conditions in the equity markets are reaching extremes.
  • Market Commentary
    Market Volatility

    Stock Market Volatility: Recession Worries Mount

    September 29, 2022
    What our experts think about the recent stock market drop.
  • Market Commentary
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    What’s Next: Good, Bad, & Ugly

    September 26, 2022
    The persistence of global inflation could determine which of the three paths central banks may follow and which market qualities investors might consider for their portfolios.
  • Market Commentary

    Schwab Market Perspective: Determined to Rise

    September 16, 2022
    Will anything tempt the Federal Reserve from its aggressive course on interest rates? The odds aren't good.
  • Market Commentary
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    Rate Hikes, Quantitative Tightening, and Bond Yields

    September 13, 2022
    In its quest to reduce inflation, the Federal Reserve appears set to continue to hike interest rates and reduce the size of its balance sheet. Here's a look at what this may mean for the bond market.
  • Market Commentary
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    Home Is Where the Inflation Is

    September 12, 2022
    Central Banks relying on inflation measures based on rentals, rather than home prices, may persist in raising rates, applying more economic brakes despite easing home sales.
  • Market Commentary

    China Q&A: Top 5 Questions

    August 29, 2022
    Topics like inflation, currency, and government policies dominate questions about the world's second-largest economy. Here we provide answers for investors about China.
  • Market Commentary

    Fade: Market Hits Resistance as Breadth Waned

    August 22, 2022
    Stocks' rally since mid-June has looked healthier from a breadth perspective, but low-quality leadership and deteriorating economic data have kept downside risks elevated.
  • Market Commentary

    Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Economic Growth?

    August 19, 2022
    Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
  • Market Commentary

    The End of Rate Hikes?

    August 15, 2022
    The signals from central banks that rate hikes, which began last year, may be coming to an end could be welcome news for investors looking ahead to the next 12 months.
  • Market Commentary

    Both Sides Now: Fed’s Dueling Mandates

    August 8, 2022
    July’s hot jobs report will likely keep the Fed in a hawkish position, but key to watch moving forward is a continued softening in leading labor and inflation indicators
  • Bond Insights
    Market Commentary

    The Strong Dollar: Can It Continue?

    August 4, 2022
    A trifecta of factors support the dollar, including the relatively strong performance of the U.S. economy, tightening monetary by the Federal Reserve, and safe-haven buying. These are likely to remain intact into 2023.
  • Market Commentary

    The Return of Dividends

    August 1, 2022
    Although the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield climbed above stocks' dividend yields earlier this year, dividend payers may continue to reward should the economy continue to slow.
  • Market Commentary

    The Thrill Is Gone: Earnings Season Kicks Off

    July 25, 2022
    Second-quarter earnings growth will mark an expected deceleration in profits, but focus will likely continue to shift to the pace at which outlooks are downgraded.
  • Market Commentary

    China's Yo-Yo Economy

    July 18, 2022
    Although an economic rebound in China is underway according to government and private sector data, its economy and stock market may remain volatile.
  • Market Commentary

    What’s Going On … With Jobs

    July 11, 2022
    The June jobs report was cheered by economic bulls given its strength in level terms, but rates of change among leading indicators don't favor a soft-landing outcome for the economy.
  • Bond Insights

    Fed Rate Hikes: Why Are Bond Yields Falling?

    July 6, 2022
    The Federal Reserve's pledge to curb inflation appears to have resonated with the market. If the central bank raises rates as much as recent projections indicate, the risk of recession rises. Consequently, bond yields have been pulling back from recent highs and the yield curve has flattened.
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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.