WashingtonWise Investor

WashingtonWise Investor

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A non-partisan take on how policy and politics can affect investors.


Demystifying the Federal Reserve for Fixed Income Investors
Nov 19 • 25 min
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?
Election 2020: One Year Out
Nov 5 • 21 min
Analyzing Democratic candidates’ tax policy proposals and the impact they could have on the markets.
Will the SECURE Act Benefit Your Retirement Savings?
Oct 22 • 22 min
New retirement legislation is pending in Washington. Here’s what investors need to know.
International Issues Troubling Investors
Oct 8 • 24 min
From a trade war with China to geopolitical conflict with Iran, how heavily do international issues weigh on the markets?
The Impact of Debt & Deficits
Sep 24 • 19 min
The federal debt and yearly budget deficits continue to climb with no letup in sight. What’s the impact on the economy and investors?
Congress vs. Big Tech
Sep 10 • 19 min
Big technology firms are facing increasing Congressional scrutiny. What could it mean for the tech sector?
Introducing WashingtonWise Investor
Aug 26 • 3 min
In this new podcast, host Mike Townsend, Charles Schwab’s vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, sorts through the news out of Washington to help investors figure out what matters most.