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Trade War and Peace: Which Markets Are Most At Risk
Jeffrey Kleintop
March 05, 2018

Global stocks gave up roughly half of their recovery from the February correction last week as President Trump previewed his plan to impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% on aluminum.

Schwab Market Perspective: Getting Back to…Normal?
Liz Ann Sonders, Jeffrey Kleintop, Brad Sorensen
March 02, 2018
Stock market volatility appears to be largely a consequence of the economic environment returning to a more “normal” status.
Bond Bear Market: Why Investor Fears May Be Overblown
Kathy A. Jones
February 28, 2018
Even during periods of rising interest rates, fixed income assets can—and often have—produced positive total returns.
Take the Long Way Home: Economic Expansion Gets a Boost
Liz Ann Sonders
February 26, 2018

Every month in the immediate aftermath of the release of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) I put together a small deck together for Schwab’s Operating Committee highlighting the ove

Schwab Sector Views: What Volatility and the Yield Curve Are Telling Us
Brad Sorensen
February 22, 2018
Previous volatility spikes and flatter yield curves have tended to have had a relatively predictable effect on sectors, historically speaking. Here’s what investors should know.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Rating: Marketperform
Brad Sorensen
February 22, 2018
Schwab's view on the consumer discretionary sector, which covers companies that sell non-essential goods and services.

Education and insights

Global equity market insights

A perspective on global equity markets through a behavioral finance lens from Omar Aguilar, Chief Investment Officer, Equities and Multi-Asset Strategies of Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation.

Timely takes on fixed income investments

A perspective on global economic and fixed income developments from Brett Wander, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income of Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc., a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. 

The changing landscape of cash investments

Review our cash platform and how we've been evolving our strategy to ensure we continue to provide a breadth of secure, competitive cash options to support the needs of your clients. 

The Case for Global Asset Allocation

Here we discuss the merits of a globally diversified portfolio, and how advisors should respond to new market realities.

Alternative investments: A goals-based framework

In this piece, Anthony B. Davidow, CIMA®, Vice President, Alternative Beta and Asset Allocation Strategist at Schwab Center for Financial Research™, takes a deeper-dive into the various types of alternative investments and suggests a framework for using them to build goals-based portfolios.

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