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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.

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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.

    HEROES Act DOA in Senate: Compromise Coming?

    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 min
    Can Munis Thrive If States Are Struggling?

    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?

    • 26 min
    Complications Loom as Senate Heads Back to Work

    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 min
    Backstops & Stimulus: How Much Will It Take?

    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 min
    The Road to Recovery for Small Business

    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 min
    Making Smart Choices in a Down Market

    Making Smart Choices in a Down Market

    When the market drops precipitously, sometimes the best move is no move at all. But it’s hard to just sit still while your savings shrink—so what steps can we take during a downturn?

    • 29 min

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