11 episodes

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.

Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options.

WashingtonWise Charles Schwab

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    • 4.8 • 333 Ratings

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.

Podcasts are for informational purposes only. This channel is not monitored by Charles Schwab. Please visit schwab.com/contactus for contact options.

    Today’s Yields Put the Income Back in Fixed Income

    Today’s Yields Put the Income Back in Fixed Income

    Investors looking for solid returns with lower risk and less volatility are finding a bright spot in today’s bond market.

    • 35 min
    Are Global Headaches Triggering Risks & Rewards?

    Are Global Headaches Triggering Risks & Rewards?

    International markets continue to outperform U.S. markets, but not without obvious concerns. How do you weigh the risk-reward ratio when adding foreign stocks to your portfolio?

    • 31 min
    Is There Any Good News for the Data-Driven Fed?

    Is There Any Good News for the Data-Driven Fed?

    The flood of economic data can be overwhelming, confusing, and often contradictory. So what data is the Fed tracking as it battles inflation and considers rate cuts?

    • 34 min
    No Matter Your Age, Start Medicare Planning Now

    No Matter Your Age, Start Medicare Planning Now

    For nearly everyone, part of every paycheck you earn goes straight to Medicare. It’s a big and confusing investment that needs to be managed wisely—but when and how do you start?

    • 37 min
    Don't Bet Your Portfolio on Election Year Fears

    Don't Bet Your Portfolio on Election Year Fears

    The hype is always high in a presidential election year, fueling investor emotions and worry over the markets. So how do you prepare yourself and your portfolio for a bumpy ride?

    • 28 min
    Considering Bonds? What to Know Before You Buy

    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?

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

EasyRiderJen ,

I always learn something new!

And the information is delivered in a very approachable way - thank you!

sct5333 ,

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!

Giege sc ,

Sensible, rational information without hype

Thanks for consistently delivering valuable and thoughtful content with respect and good humor. It is a first class podcast!

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