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.  

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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Market Commentary

The U.S. dollar has been showing signs of weakening, a trend that may underscore the importance of global diversification.
Bond Insights

Investors must balance ongoing risks of the coronavirus against the extra yield the bonds provide.
Bond Insights

While we have concerns about the loan market, we don’t believe the CLO market is putting the banking system at risk.