Our finances, portfolios and the markets are affected daily by the policies and politics coming out of Washington. In each episode of WashingtonWise, 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.
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Considering Bonds? What to Know Before You Buy
After a rough couple of years, there are real opportunities in bonds. What do you need to know to make better decisions on when and what to buy?
Geopolitical Risk: Is the Bark Worse than the Bite?
Global hotspots are constantly generating headlines. But investors need a balanced perspective, or they could miss out on potentially strong performance in international markets.
Markets Notch Record Rally: Is It Sustainable?
Investors are feeling pretty good as key indexes hit record highs, but there are questions about cracks in the underlying economic data that could derail the momentum.
How to Navigate the 2024 Markets Like the Pros
Uncertainty is the watchword for 2024. As investors, can we learn to handle uncertainty and the volatility it brings while keeping emotions in check and our portfolios on track?
Shape Up Your Financial Plan for 2024
From polishing up your portfolio, to checking on your estate plan, to making tax-efficient choices, now is the time to get your financial plan on sound footing for the new year.
Financial Fraud: Savvy Investors Aren’t Immune
Financial fraudsters are getting smarter, and their tools, like AI, are getting better. So how do you identify a scam and protect yourself from becoming a fraud statistic?
I always learn something new!
And the information is delivered in a very approachable way - thank you!
Phenomenal. Thank you!
Without a single stock tip, this podcast has helped me improve my portfolio’s performance dramatically. I started listening for the policy updates, but now I’m thinking more critically about my investments, taxes and overall strategy. As a 30 year old who’s trying to figure out retirement accounts, I’d love to hear an episode on retirement planning, ETF diversification and tax considerations as well!
Sensible, rational information without hype
Thanks for consistently delivering valuable and thoughtful content with respect and good humor. It is a first class podcast!