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Since 1997, the Schwab Center for Financial Research (SCFR) has provided top-quality research, timely market insights, and practical guidance to help investors make better decisions. Schwab experts are featured regularly in the news media, sharing their views on topics including markets, the economy, financial and retirement planning, portfolio management, and investment strategy. SCFR also produces Schwab Equity Ratings.

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Rattled: Wall Street on Pace for Worst Week Since March Amid Strike, Shutdown, Yield Worries September 22, 2023 9:13 AM   |  

Stocks rebounded slightly overnight but remain down sharply for the week and month as the dollar, Treasury yields, and oil remain elevated. New worries center on Washington as Congress made no progress toward preventing a shutdown. Nike and Micron report next week.

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Fed Fallout: Higher for Longer Slams Wall Street as Treasury Yields Spike After "Hawkish Pause" September 21, 2023 9:18 AM   |  

Stocks are falling back toward mid-August lows as investors contemplate sharp gains in Treasury yields following the Fed meeting yesterday. A pause in rate hikes didn't soothe the market, because the Fed's projections essentially removed two expected 2024 rate cuts.

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Closing Market Update: Stocks Lower on Potential for More Rate Hikes September 20, 2023 5:51 PM   |  

Fed leaders concluded a two-day policy meeting by leaving interest rates unchanged, as expected, but signaled another rate increase later this year could be necessary.

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Suspense Builds: No Rate Move Expected, but Investors on Edge Ahead of Fresh Fed Projections September 20, 2023 9:07 AM   |  

The Fed's rate decision today holds little suspense as the market bakes in 99% chance of a pause. The drama lies in the Fed's rate and economic projections, which could give clues into whether another hike is likely this year and whether rates will stay "higher for longer" in 2024.

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Fed Countdown: Market Lacks Fireworks Ahead of Expected Rate Pause as Yields, Crude Cap Gains September 19, 2023 9:12 AM   |  

The recent narrow and choppy trading could continue Tuesday and early Wednesday as investors anticipate a Fed interest rate pause tomorrow. The central bank's economic and interest rate projections will be under close scrutiny for clues about the future path of rates.

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It's Fed Week: Rate Pause Baked into Markets, But Dollar, Yields, Oil Still Pose Headwinds September 18, 2023 9:13 AM   |  

With the Fed meeting looming, trading might continue its recent choppy ways early this week. Mega-cap stocks continued their weakness early Monday, potentially hurting market-cap weighted indexes. The Fed's rate and economic projections loom large, but no hike is expected.

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Navigating Crosscurrents: Stocks Up but Investors Weigh Impact of Inflation Data, UAW Strike, Rising Rates September 15, 2023 9:14 AM   |  

Stocks are on pace for a positive week, but threats to the rally include a firm dollar, rising Treasury yields, and expensive crude oil. Better-than-expected Chinese data provided an overnight lift, but the UAW strike against U.S. automakers may drag shares of those companies.

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Full Plate: Investors Face Host of Data, Including Hotter-Than Expected PPI, but Stocks Stay Firm September 14, 2023 9:20 AM   |  

Investors face a full plate this morning as they plow through an ECB rate hike, more Chinese stimulus, a slightly hotter-than-expected wholesale inflation report, and decent August Retail Sales data. Stocks initially maintained overnight gains and yields remained in check under 4.3%.

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What to Know About Catch-Up Contributions September 13, 2023 11:59 AM   |  

SECURE 2.0 requires higher earners to put their catch-up retirement savings in a Roth 401(k)—but not until 2026.

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Mixed Reception: Stocks, Bonds Pivot After Warm CPI Data Fail to Confirm Worst-Case Scenarios September 13, 2023 9:21 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

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