Kathy Jones

Senior Vice President, Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Schwab Center for Financial Research

Kathy Jones heads up the Fixed Income and Currency strategy group at the Schwab Center for Financial Research, where she is responsible for Schwab’s point of view on the markets and investor education. Jones has covered global bond, foreign currency and commodity markets extensively throughout her career as an investment analyst and strategist, working with both institutional and retail clients.  

Prior to joining Schwab in 2011, Jones was a Fixed Income strategist at Morgan Stanley where she specialized in global-macro strategy covering domestic and international bonds and foreign exchange. She has also been a consultant in the alternative investment area and was previously Executive Vice President of the Debt Capital Markets division of Prudential Securities.

Jones received her undergraduate degree with honors in English literature from Northwestern University and her MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

She makes regular broadcast appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Yahoo Finance and NPR.  She is often quoted in the financial news media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and USA Today.

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Bond Insights

Given current low yields, some investors wonder whether bonds can continue to provide diversification in a portfolio. Here’s why those fears may be overblown.
Bond Insights

The Federal Reserve has changed its inflation policy. Here’s what it may mean for markets.
Bond Insights

The move away from a precise 2% target likely means short-term rates will stay lower for longer.