31 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.

WashingtonWise Investor Charles Schwab

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    • 4.8 • 177 Ratings

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.

    Election Results & Vaccine News: The Market Reacts

    Election Results & Vaccine News: The Market Reacts

    America voted, and while some uncertainty remains—especially regarding control of the Senate—a new political configuration is taking shape. So what’s the market impact?

    • 33 min
    Election Upon Us: How Might the Market React?

    Election Upon Us: How Might the Market React?

    With the 2020 election days away, we look at market reactions to elections past and preview what to watch for as the returns come in November 3.

    • 26 min
    COVID, U.S. Politics & Beyond: The Impact on Global Markets

    COVID, U.S. Politics & Beyond: The Impact on Global Markets

    Domestic political drama—including the president’s bout with COVID—has far-reaching implications, potentially reverberating beyond our borders.

    • 29 min
    What a New Fed Strategy Might Mean for You

    What a New Fed Strategy Might Mean for You

    With unemployment still high, businesses struggling, and concerns about a COVID-19 winter wave on the rise, the Federal Reserve adjusted its approach to interest rates and inflation. What does it mean for the economy and investors?

    • 29 min
    Can You Invest Confidently Amid Uncertainty?

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

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

KarSwiss ,

Reliable valuable information

This is a very useful podcast from experts, no hype, just the facts.

woodfieldred ,

Just the facts

Thank you for your straight up insight. So refreshing to not have to weed through the propaganda parade of main stream media.

WaitsTooLongToReview ,

Needs more content!

Absolutely fantastic breakdown of POLICY, and does a good job of keeping the “politics” and drama out of politics. I just want to hear about policy that has been passed and what is coming down the pipeline and this absolutely delivers. Host is great, and does a good job playing the middle.

The only thing I would change is having more content!

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