Liz Ann Sonders

Liz Ann Sonders has a range of investment strategy responsibilities reaching from market and economic analysis to investor education, all focused on the individual investor. She analyzes and interprets the economy and markets on behalf of Schwab’s clients.

Liz Ann Sonders
Election 2020

Recent positive COVID-19 vaccine may represent a light at the end of the tunnel; but the resurgent virus means we’re still in the darkest part of the tunnel.
Too Much: Market Succumbed Again to Trifecta of Virus, Fiscal Relief and Election Uncertainty
Market Commentary

Last week ended with the S&P 500 having its worse week since March; amid surging virus cases and election uncertainty. Is the worst over?
Mixed Emotions: Sentiment Telling Divergent Stories
Market Commentary

Investor sentiment is telling a mixed story about the market’s ascent since the March low; begging the question, will the skeptics converge with the optimists?
Election Blues: Looking at Election History for Market Guidance
Market Commentary

With investors already on edge regarding election uncertainty, an “October surprise” arrives yet again. Can history provide some guidance on how elections impact markets?
Still the Same: Fed Keeps Monetary Policy Steady
Market Commentary

The Fed did not add to this week’s uncertainties and kept rates unchanged, while also providing no new information with regard to its balance sheet.
2020 Mid-Year Outlook: U.S. Stocks and Economy
Market Commentary

The divergence between the stock market and economy has characterized the past few months; with a convergence possible in the second half of the year.
Panic is Not an Investment Strategy

Why sometimes doing nothing may be the best response in the midst of rampant market volatility.
2020 U.S. Market Outlook: Ramble On?
Market Commentary

Next year is set to start on a high note, with consumers and the Fed keeping the economy and market afloat; but risks remain elevated, including trade and elections.
Market Commentary

The U.S. economy likely will remain split in early 2020.
Schwab Market Perspective: Vaccine News Improves Outlook
Market Commentary

Actual third-quarter earnings may be less important than what business leaders say about their expectations.