Market & Investment Insights

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

Markets & economy

  • Weekly Trader's Outlook

    April 12, 2024
    What a week! Stocks experienced some volatile moves this week, in both directions, driven by hotter than expected headline and Core (ex-food and fuel) CPI data, cooler than expected PPI data, sharply rising interest rates, falling Fed rate cut expectations, falling Consumer Sentiment, and mixed earnings and guidance from the financial sector. Investors should be prepared for more potential swings next week, as more earnings data is released, and additional insight is gathered on the strength of the consumer via the Retail Sales report.
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    Stocks Rebound Behind Tamer PPI, Tech Resurgence

    April 11, 2024
    Semiconductors helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a record close after a lower-than-expected producer price update eased inflation worries.
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    Looking to the Futures

    April 11, 2024
    West Texas Intermediate rose during Wednesday’s trading as geopolitical tensions threaten to upend supply lines.

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

    Find perspectives on global economic and fixed income developments.

  • 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).

Schwab Center for Financial Research®

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  • The markets
  • Portfolio management
  • The economy
  • Investment strategy
  • Retirement planning
  • Financial planning

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