Market Commentary

Get our experts' perspective on recent market trends and what they could mean for your investment portfolio.

The latest commentary

Perspective: Rolling Recovery?

There are signs that some previous "rolling recessions" are starting to turn into rolling recoveries.

April 12, 2024

Earnings Season Changes?

Earnings growth, a driver of long-term stock market performance, seems to be expanding beyond a handful of U.S. equities, supporting more broad-based market performance.

April 08, 2024

EM Bonds: What to Know Now

Emerging-market local-currency bonds have rallied sharply since last October, along with other risky segments of the global bond market. However, navigating the market can be challenging.

April 03, 2024

Inflation's Message to Fed

Inflation looks to still be trending lower, but a relatively stubborn decline will likely inspire the Fed to start cutting rates later (and slower) than expected.

April 01, 2024

What Could Turn China Around?

Changes in China's economic policy tend not be communicated prior to implementation. What can we expect from China's stock market in response to any shifts?

March 25, 2024

Stock Sector Outlook

Our outlook on the 11 S&P 500 equity sectors.

March 22, 2024


Joe Mazzola

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Joe Mazzola
April 12, 2024
Joe Mazzola

Weekly Trader's Outlook

Joe Mazzola
April 12, 2024
Stock Graph

Looking to the Futures

Tom Essig
April 11, 2024

US stocks and economy

Chief Investment Strategist Liz Ann Sonders and Senior Investment Strategist Kevin Gordon on what's driving equity markets now

International stocks and economy

Chief Global Investment Strategist Jeffrey Kleintop's take on the crosscurrents affecting international markets

Fixed income

Chief Fixed Income Strategist Kathy Jones and strategists Collin Martin and Cooper Howard on the latest developments in fixed income and currency markets

Government affairs

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Managing Director Michael Townsend on what matters most to markets and individual investors 


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