Anxious Markets Eye Speed Bumps Ahead

October 14, 2021
The market is facing a host of issues, both short and long term, that are sparking concerns for investors. Liz Ann Sonders joins the podcast to help make sense of it all.

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While the markets continue to keep a wary eye on the slowly unfolding dramas in Washington, there is plenty more threatening to roil the markets in the fourth quarter and beyond. Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab's chief investment strategist, joins the podcast for the first of a two-part conversation with host Mike Townsend to break it all down. They discuss how the market is reacting to the ongoing debates in Washington, including the decision to put off the debt ceiling fight until December, as well as bigger picture challenges the market is facing, from inflation to the rising national debt to a potential change in leadership at the Federal Reserve. 

Mike also provides his perspective on the latest developments with key issues on Capitol Hill, a breakthrough international tax agreement, and the SEC chairman's latest comments on cryptocurrency.

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