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2021 Schwab Market Outlook

With COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, the longer-term economic outlook appears brighter.
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Stocks head into 2021 having crossed the COVID chasm; but the economy has more work to do. Will vaccines get us to the other side?
Bond Insights

We expect the municipal bond market to return to a sense of normalcy in 2021.
2021 Schwab Market Outlook

As 2020 draws to a close, economic momentum is fading with infection rates on the rise, governments responding with more lockdowns, and few prospects for any major near-term fiscal stimulus. However, the global economy has the potential to make a full recovery in 2021, rebounding from the -4.4% decline in 2020 with growth of +5.2% in 2021, according to current estimates from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Bond Insights

We don’t believe 2021 will be as bumpy as this past year, and corporate bond investments appear relatively attractive today.
Bond Insights

Ten-year Treasury bond yields may rise as high as 1.6% in 2021, reflecting prospects for faster economic growth.
Market Commentary

Debate over another round of coronavirus aid and economic stimulus likely will be at the top of the agenda for the post-election session.
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Reports of a successful vaccine trial send stocks higher. What does it mean for the economy?
Election Day to Inauguration Day: a test for global stock markets
Market Commentary

Stock market performance during the transition period between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents tends to be more dependent on the economic cycle than the election results.

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