Charles Schwab

Bull market's big supporters ask what may tip it to the bears

Some of the world's largest money managers have identified some triggers to watch for.

Finance

Kelly Services names CMO

Kelly Services (KELYA, KELYB) announces the appointment of Pete Boland to chief marketing officer to replace Carolyn Palmer, who retired earlier in …

Business

Charles Schwab Gives RIAs Cybersecurity Tips at IMPACT Confab | Investopedia

Registered independent financial advisors should be concerned about cybersecurity attacks and engage in best practices to protect the data of their …

Finance

Looking for the Perfect Gift This Season? Consider a Charitable Donation

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>Several of my friends and I have agreed to give charitable donations for the holidays instead of physical presents. What’s the best way to do this? —A Reader</i><p>Dear Reader,<p>What a great way to put the true spirit of the holidays back in focus. Gift giving has become so stressful—and …

Chose

The Best DGI Stocks For Young Investors: Part 5

I love my Dividend Aristocrats and Dividend Kings, but there are a lot of well-positioned dividend-paying growth stocks that don't get much love.<p>The …

Stocks

With Acorns deal, PayPal turns into a bank

PayPal is introducing its customers to investing.<p>The third-party payments giant now allows its customers to set up and use Acorns, the …

Banking

5 Reasons for Investors to Give Thanks

So far, 2017 has been a strong year for global stock markets. Although we can’t know what the new year will bring, here are five reasons for investors to be thankful this holiday season:<p><b>1. Stocks have been up every month</b>.<p>The global stock market, as represented by the MSCI AC World Index, is on …

Economy

PayPal to Introduce Customers to Robo Investing

PayPal Holdings Inc. is making a move into robo-investing.<p>The San Jose, Calif., payments company is connecting its website and smartphone apps with those of Acorns Grow Inc., a five-year-old automated savings and investment service, the two companies said Monday.<p>PayPal users will be able to use …

Banking

Green Grass and High Tides: Earnings Stellar But Not Without Risk

With third quarter earnings season nearly complete, I wanted to give a shout-out to another strong showing by U.S. companies. The topic lends itself to a table-heavy, prose-light report this week.<p>The inflection point in earnings growth from a four-quarter earnings contraction ending after last …

Markets

Tracking The Parnassus Core Equity Fund - Q3 2017 Update

Including dividends, total return for the 3rd quarter was 3.34% vs. 4.48% for the S&P 500 and 3.55% for the Lipper Equity Income Fund Average.<p>The top …

Stocks

Mutual funds firms may skip a tax change

The Senate Finance Committee has decided that a provision that would change tax rules on certain securities sales shouldn't apply to mutual fund …

Business

Giving While Living: Do You Understand the Gift Tax?

When it comes to sharing your wealth, there may be no better time than the present.<p>“Many times, it’s better to give money or assets to your loved ones while you’re still around rather than wait until after you pass,” advises Hayden Adams, director of tax and financial planning at the Schwab Center …

Retirement

Wall Street has a ton to be thankful for

<b>1.</b> It's been at least a decade since things were going this well for Wall Street.<p>The stock market is on fire, corporate profits are roaring thanks to a healthy economy, and President Trump has installed new financial watchdogs who have promised to take a lighter regulatory approach. The tax bills …

Markets

Last Chance Deals: Shop 'till these bonuses drop

Welcome to our weekly list of what’s ending this week as well as a collection of some of the best ongoing deals around.<p>We’ve got a number of key …

Personal Finance

Charles Schwab Chief Strategist Says Stocks May Pull Back in 2018 | Investopedia

The stock market has been having a banner year in 2017, but The Charles Schwab Corporation's (SCHW​) Chief Strategist Liz Ann Sonders warned that it …

Finance

Vanguard Takes Top Spot in ACSI Finance and Insurance Report Ahead of Schwab, Edward Jones | Investopedia

Robo-advisors are growing as traditional investment firms and discount brokers offer the ability to engage in self-directed investing via the …

Finance

TD Ameritrade Short Interest Down in October | Investopedia

TD Ameritrade is seeing increasing optimism on the part of investors, with short interest declining by a double-digit percentage during October. As …

Finance

How can I invest with just a little bit of money?

<i>What kind of stocks are the best to start with a little money?--Tomaz</i><p>The stock market is red hot: The Dow hit a record 23,000 points in October and it's up 18% so far this year.<p>So you're not the only one who wants in on the action: More than half of Americans own stock.<p>As long as you've already got …

Personal Finance

Here’s why you should remain calm when stocks drop, in one chart - MarketWatch

U.S. stocks are back near record levels, but concerns continue to swirl around whether this historically quiet market is poised for a downturn. If …

Business

3 Charles Schwab Funds Investors Should Have: Zacks | Investopedia

Charles Schwab earned top scores for three of its mutual funds from Zacks Investment Research, which gave all three funds a strong buy rating. In a …

Personal Finance

Tax Reform Bills Progress, but Many Hurdles Remain

<i>The policy analysis provided by the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any political party, nor should the analysis be considered tax advice.</i><p>Sweeping tax reform legislation has made significant progress in Washington, but there are …

U.S. Congress

Charles Schwab Has New ETF Competition: Insurance Providers | Investopedia

Forget Vanguard, State Street and BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) – Charles Schwab now has to worry about insurance companies when it comes to competition in …

Personal Finance

Emerging Market Bonds: Time for Caution

Emerging market bonds have been the strongest-performing segment of the fixed income market this year. The Bloomberg Barclays EM Local Currency Government Index has delivered a total return of 9.6% so far this year, while the Bloomberg Barclays EM USD Aggregate Index has returned 7.0%.1<p>An 8.2% drop …

Economy

Is your financial adviser in the ‘hidden fee’ hall of shame? - MarketWatch

Gasoline right at the highway exit is usually cheapest. Drive a few miles toward town and you might see a 10 cent a gallon jump. Ever wonder why?<p>If …

Finance

Why Stock Investors Shouldn't Sell Now: Morgan Stanley | Investopedia

Investors should remain invested in equities and not get scared into selling by pullbacks in the market, according to strategists at Morgan Stanley …

Finance

Charles Schwab Urges RIAs to Embrace Broader Role | Investopedia

The Charles Schwab Corporation's (SCHW) Bernie Clark, head of advisor services, called on registered independent advisors (RIAs) to go beyond …

Finance

Robo advisers are as big a threat as passive funds are to active managers - MarketWatch

Active managers have had a rough decade as investors dump their products in favor of passive funds, which aren’t only significantly cheaper, but …

Finance

bring this chart to your Thanksgiving dinner

If you’re anything like me, and your family is anything like mine, you will have a few strident (or inebriated) relatives at your family get together …

Investing

Schwab's Monthly Metrics Improved In October

In continuation with a generally strong performance in the first three quarters of the year, Charles Schwab‘s growth trend continued as the brokerage saw significant improvement across its key metrics in October. Interest earning assets, which generate over 45% of Schwab’s revenues, continued their …

Finance

Global markets falter on US tax cut doubts, oil glut fears

Global stocks were pressured Tuesday by nagging doubts about US tax reform and worries about a petroleum glut.

Markets