Reading the Signs of Change and Finding Opportunity

October 28, 2021
Liz Ann Sonders comes back to discuss what investors should be watching for as markets react to changes in the supply chain, the workforce, economic policies, and more.

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  • Visit the Market Insights hub for the latest analysis and commentary from Schwab experts.
  • You can also follow Mike Townsend and Liz Ann Sonders on Twitter—@MikeTownsendCS and @LizAnnSonders, respectively.

In this episode of WashingtonWise, Mike Townsend continues his discussion with Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab's chief investment strategist. They dive into the myriad changes currently buffeting the economy, including reductions in the labor market, bottlenecks in the supply chain, evolving views on work/life balance, and new policies coming out of Washington. Liz Ann shares her perspective on what it all means for the markets, where investors might find opportunities, and what investors should be watching for in the months ahead. 

Mike provides updates on the latest developments in the fast-moving debate over economic legislation on Capitol Hill and the potential for a very different approach to tax increases. He also discusses the prospects for the long-delayed infrastructure bill, a new report from the SEC on the "meme stock" trading frenzy, and why the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is someone to watch.

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