The stock market has been, and always will be, volatile

Oct 10, 2014
The market’s up; the market’s down. What’s causing all the volatility?

Global stock markets shed trillions in value since May

Jun 14, 2013
Markets thy name is volatility. Over the past month, how much value has been lost on stock markets around the world?

Why markets are so volatile right now

Jun 14, 2013
Part of what’s moving traders is uncertainty about the Fed’s next moves. But a number of key factors around the world have investors bracing for more sharp peaks and deep valleys.

Dow, S&P at five-year high; VIX drops to five-year low

Jan 22, 2013
Two of the major stock indices closed at five-year highs today, while the CBOE Volatility Index drops to its lowest since April 2007.

Are more investors staying on the sidelines?

May 9, 2012
Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger discusses how the investors mindset has fundamentally shifted since the financial crisis and whether investors should be worried about Europe.
Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger discusses how the investors' mindset has fundamentally shifted since the financial crisis and whether investors should be worried about Europe.
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Where'd all the volatility go?

Feb 7, 2012
So far this year, just three days have seen the S&P gain or lose more than one percent. So what happened to the markets' roller coaster ride of 2011?

Investing for a long weekend

Dec 23, 2011
In volatile times, traders become extra sensitive to news or rumors that could put them on the wrong side of a trade...even when the markets are closed for Christmas.

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Extreme volatility -- the new normal?

Nov 24, 2011
It’s been a year of historic volatility in the financial markets. We explore the short- and long-term reasons behind the volatility.