December delivered early gifts for investors, including a new all-time high for the Dow, retreating Treasury yields, and a Fed pivot on interest rates. But yet another debt ceiling countdown, new numbers on consumer borrowing, and the start of Q4 earnings season could make for a sobering start to the year.
Wondering what stocks and bonds may do next year? Schwab's experts give their opinions in the 2024 market outlook.
The Federal Reserve's latest decision suggests that policymakers are encouraged by lower inflation and may pivot to rate cuts in 2024.
The Fed ended its two-day policy meeting with interest rates unchanged and signaled slower growth and lower inflation may lead to multiple rate cuts in 2024.
Although some volatility may continue, we believe interest rates have peaked. We expect lower Treasury yields and positive returns for investors in 2024.
With unanimity, the Fed opted to keep the fed funds rate unchanged but remains attentive to the idea that inflation risk should still be paid attention to.
Expectations of "higher for longer" U.S. interest rates has helped drive the dollar's recent rally.
The September Federal Reserve meeting provided few surprises, but ongoing uncertainty about the Fed's next move may mean more volatility ahead.
Discover the importance of bond duration as interest rates continue to rise in the United States. Read about the definition and how it gauges interest rate risk.
In a unanimous decision, Federal Reserve policymakers raised the federal funds rate to 5.5%, the highest point since 2001.
With unanimity, the Federal Open Market Committee held the federal funds rate in its current range, but updated projections suggest this rate-hike cycle is not yet over.
The Fed provides a quarterly “dot plot” with its monetary policy projections for the next several years that can help investors glean the Fed’s thinking about the future.
The industrial and precious metals market is a key component for investing, trading, and understanding the market. Learn how this market may affect economic growth and sentiment.
The Federal Reserve responded to last week’s hotter-than-expected CPI report and colder-than-expected consumer sentiment report by raising the overnight rate 75 basis points.
Treasury rates can be thought of as the backbone of the global economy. You can use the yield curve, which is a measure of interest rate expectations, to get an idea of economic conditions and trends.
Annuities might be a good way to protect principal or guarantee retirement income. Learn how rising interest rates might affect annuity rates.
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