Market & Investment Insights

Get unique perspectives on market and investing trends to help keep your client portfolios ahead of the game.

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Markets & economy

  • Market Commentary
    Market Volatility

    2021 Global Outlook: New Cycle, New Leadership

    November 23, 2020

    As 2020 draws to a close, economic momentum is fading with infection rates on the rise, governments responding with more lockdowns, and few prospects for any major near-term fiscal stimulus. However, the global economy has the potential to make a full recovery in 2021, rebounding from the -4.4% decline in 2020 with growth of +5.2% in 2021, according to current estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

  • Bond Insights
    Market Commentary

    2021 Fixed Income Outlook: Calmer Waters

    November 18, 2020
    Ten-year Treasury bond yields may rise as high as 1.6% in 2021, reflecting prospects for faster economic growth.
  • Market Commentary
    Market Volatility
    Schwab Market Perspective: Vaccine News Improves Outlook

    Schwab Market Perspective: Vaccine News Improves Outlook

    November 13, 2020
    Actual third-quarter earnings may be less important than what business leaders say about their expectations.

Education & insights

  • Behavioral finance insights

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

  • Timely fixed income insights

    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.

  • Active Semi-Transparent ETFs: What's Under the Hood?

    When buying a car, experts recommend that it's a good idea to pop the hood and take a look inside. The same is true for active semi-transparent exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

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