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Tried and true economic signals are mixed and have investors in a quandary. Kathy Jones joins the podcast to discuss what investors should be watching for as economic growth slows and inflation ramps up.
Schwab experts explain how to tune out market noise and make more deliberate investment decisions.
You comparison shop for everything else—so why not for bonds?
The steep drop in yields has defied conventional wisdom.
Consider preferred securities for the higher income payments they provide, but keep your total-return expectations in check.
Drought and severe heat could have negative effects on some municipal bond issuers, but we believe most will manage through it.
Rising Treasury yields, declining commodity prices, and China’s credit pullback darken the picture for EM bonds.
What can investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2021?
They can be a buffer against long-term inflation, but TIPS investing isn’t always straightforward. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Here’s what we expect to see in the second half of the year.
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