9 episodes

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.

    The SECURE Act: 5 Steps to Consider Taking Now

    The SECURE Act: 5 Steps to Consider Taking Now

    Recent changes to retirement savings rules have caused some confusion. So what do investors need to know to navigate the new law?

    • 28 min
    Questions From the Road: What’s Moving the Markets and Why?

    Questions From the Road: What’s Moving the Markets and Why?

    The market is a fickle beast—reacting strongly to some actions from Washington while shrugging off others. So what should investors focus on?

    • 21 min
    Demystifying the Federal Reserve for Fixed Income Investors

    Demystifying the Federal Reserve for Fixed Income Investors

    The media scrutinizes the Fed’s every move. But what do investors really need to know about the Federal Reserve’s impact on their fixed income portfolios?

    • 25 min
    Election 2020: One Year Out

    Election 2020: One Year Out

    Analyzing Democratic candidates' tax policy proposals and the impact they could have on the markets.

    • 21 min
    Will the SECURE Act Benefit Your Retirement Savings?

    Will the SECURE Act Benefit Your Retirement Savings?

    New retirement legislation is pending in Washington. Here’s what investors need to know.

    • 22 min
    International Issues Troubling Investors

    International Issues Troubling Investors

    From a trade war with China to geopolitical conflict with Iran, how heavily do international issues weigh on the markets?

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

YodaOfCanton ,

Concise and targeted

A well written and produced podcast that educates me on how political and legislative actions affect investment decisions.

SonomaHM ,

God, Concise and entertaining

Thank you.

Beau Hartman ,

Easy Listening

Very insightful, yet easy to follow. Well done Mike!

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