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WashingtonWise Investor

Charles Schwab

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WashingtonWise Investor

WashingtonWise Investor

Charles Schwab

8
Followers
23
Plays
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Our finances, portfolios and the markets are affected daily by the policies and politics coming out of Washington. In each episode of WashingtonWise Investor, host Mike Townsend, Charles Schwab’s Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, focuses a non-partisan eye on the stories that matter most to investors, and his guests offer actionable suggestions for what to do--and what not to do--with your portfolio.Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options.

Latest Episodes

Can You Invest Confidently Amid Uncertainty?

Investors are facing powerful headwinds—from the pandemic to election concerns to social unrest. So how do we calm our anxieties, stay focused, and make sound decisions for our portfolios and finances?

28 min1 w ago
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Can You Invest Confidently Amid Uncertainty?

More Aid Coming—But How Much and Who Gets It?

Individuals, state and local governments, and businesses are all struggling during the pandemic. But Congress can’t fix everything, so who will be the winners and losers in the next big aid package?

23 minJUL 23
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More Aid Coming—But How Much and Who Gets It?

Voting in the Time of COVID

With four months until Election Day, states are facing real challenges to ensure that everyone who wants to vote can, that they can do it safely, and that the process is secure. Are they up to the challenge?

26 minJUL 9
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Voting in the Time of COVID

Markets and Economy Out of Sync: Does It Matter?

The stock market seems to shrug off an economy battered by unprecedented unemployment and plummeting GDP—but is that disconnect sustainable?

34 minJUN 25
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Markets and Economy Out of Sync: Does It Matter?

US-China Tensions Grow: Are Markets Concerned?

Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated, and both sides continue to throw fresh fuel on the fire. How much is the growing divide impacting markets, and what are its long-term implications?

25 minJUN 11
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US-China Tensions Grow: Are Markets Concerned?

HEROES Act DOA in Senate: Compromise Coming?

The House sent their version of the next relief package over to the Senate, where it was met with total disinterest. There will need to be give and take on both sides to get an additional stimulus package through Congress.

20 minMAY 28
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HEROES Act DOA in Senate: Compromise Coming?

Can Munis Thrive If States Are Struggling?

State revenues have been hammered in the wake of the coronavirus. Does that mean investors should shy away from municipal bonds?

25 minMAY 15
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Can Munis Thrive If States Are Struggling?

Complications Loom as Senate Heads Back to Work

With the Senate heading back to Washington on Monday, a host of challenges—logistical, political, and practical—exist. How will Congress navigate them, and what will matter most to investors?

22 minAPR 30
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Complications Loom as Senate Heads Back to Work

Backstops & Stimulus: How Much Will It Take?

The Federal Reserve has created an alphabet soup of programs to support virtually every aspect of the economy. But will they be enough, and which ones matter most to individual investors?

26 minAPR 23
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Backstops & Stimulus: How Much Will It Take?

The Road to Recovery for Small Business

As the coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on small businesses, we are reminded just how important they are to the economy—both local and national—and why it is important for the government to help them survive.

22 minAPR 16
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The Road to Recovery for Small Business

Latest Episodes

Can You Invest Confidently Amid Uncertainty?

Investors are facing powerful headwinds—from the pandemic to election concerns to social unrest. So how do we calm our anxieties, stay focused, and make sound decisions for our portfolios and finances?

28 min1 w ago
Comments
Can You Invest Confidently Amid Uncertainty?

More Aid Coming—But How Much and Who Gets It?

Individuals, state and local governments, and businesses are all struggling during the pandemic. But Congress can’t fix everything, so who will be the winners and losers in the next big aid package?

23 minJUL 23
Comments
More Aid Coming—But How Much and Who Gets It?

Voting in the Time of COVID

With four months until Election Day, states are facing real challenges to ensure that everyone who wants to vote can, that they can do it safely, and that the process is secure. Are they up to the challenge?

26 minJUL 9
Comments
Voting in the Time of COVID

Markets and Economy Out of Sync: Does It Matter?

The stock market seems to shrug off an economy battered by unprecedented unemployment and plummeting GDP—but is that disconnect sustainable?

34 minJUN 25
Comments
Markets and Economy Out of Sync: Does It Matter?

US-China Tensions Grow: Are Markets Concerned?

Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated, and both sides continue to throw fresh fuel on the fire. How much is the growing divide impacting markets, and what are its long-term implications?

25 minJUN 11
Comments
US-China Tensions Grow: Are Markets Concerned?

HEROES Act DOA in Senate: Compromise Coming?

The House sent their version of the next relief package over to the Senate, where it was met with total disinterest. There will need to be give and take on both sides to get an additional stimulus package through Congress.

20 minMAY 28
Comments
HEROES Act DOA in Senate: Compromise Coming?

Can Munis Thrive If States Are Struggling?

State revenues have been hammered in the wake of the coronavirus. Does that mean investors should shy away from municipal bonds?

25 minMAY 15
Comments
Can Munis Thrive If States Are Struggling?

Complications Loom as Senate Heads Back to Work

With the Senate heading back to Washington on Monday, a host of challenges—logistical, political, and practical—exist. How will Congress navigate them, and what will matter most to investors?

22 minAPR 30
Comments
Complications Loom as Senate Heads Back to Work

Backstops & Stimulus: How Much Will It Take?

The Federal Reserve has created an alphabet soup of programs to support virtually every aspect of the economy. But will they be enough, and which ones matter most to individual investors?

26 minAPR 23
Comments
Backstops & Stimulus: How Much Will It Take?

The Road to Recovery for Small Business

As the coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on small businesses, we are reminded just how important they are to the economy—both local and national—and why it is important for the government to help them survive.

22 minAPR 16
Comments
The Road to Recovery for Small Business
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