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Is China’s Bear Market an Opportunity?

China’s stock market pullback this year has been in line with the average annual drawdown; historically, this volatility has tended to produce double-digit annualized gains.

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Work in Progress: Fed Stands Pat

As expected, in a unanimous vote, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve (Fed) kept the fed funds rate unchanged in its range of 0-0.25%.

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One Step Closer … to Peak Earnings Growth?

In what shaped up to be a very impressive first half of the year for both the economy and stock market, stellar earnings growth has been a key ingredient.

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Where To Invest Now: COVID And Correlation

COVID-19 resurgences appear to be the primary driver of moves across many markets this year.

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Preferred Securities: High Income, but Near-Record Prices

For investors considering preferred securities today, there is good news and bad news.

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Lockdown Leadership Unlikely To Last

In the last few weeks, stock market leadership reversed back to lockdown-era defensives as the stock market made new all-time highs.

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How Will the Western Drought Affect Munis?

More than 75% of the West is in an extreme or exceptional drought, with over 58 million people living in a drought area—and expectations are that it will get worse.

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Will Rising Federal Debt Slow Economic Growth?

There is always a lot of controversy around the implications of high and rising government debt. Over the past 70 years, rising government debt has generally been accompanied by weaker economic activity.

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Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities: FAQs about TIPS

Inflation continues to be a concern these days, and many investors are looking for investments that can keep pace with, or hopefully beat, the rate of inflation

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Is Good Data Now Bad News?

It is possible that good data could be interpreted as bad news for the U.S. stock market at least in the near-term as strong economic data, especially on jobs, could prompt the Fed to unwind earlier.

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Fed Still Hasn’t Found What it’s Looking For

The Fed made no changes to its interest rate or balance sheet policies; but some of the language in its statement was tweaked, reflecting recent hotter inflation data.

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Schwab Market Perspective: Beneath the Surface

To get the facts, sometimes you need to look beneath the surface.

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Market Snapshot

Liz Ann Sonders shares her perspective on the U.S. stock market and economy in this monthly Market Snapshot video.

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2021 Mid-Year Outlook: Global Stocks and Economy

The recovery is now over; a new global economic expansion has begun.

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2021 Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy

Second quarter is likely the peak growth rate for both the economy and corporate earnings; with positive economic surprises waning.