Should You Pay Attention to the News Out of Washington?

September 16, 2019
Politics can affect many of your financial decisions. What's the best way to understand the impact of policy and political changes on your investments?

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  • Keep up with how the news out of Washington affects investors by subscribing to WashingtonWise.
  • You can also follow Mike Townsend on Twitter @MikeTownsendCS.
  • Keep up with how the news out of Washington affects investors by subscribing to WashingtonWise.
  • You can also follow Mike Townsend on Twitter @MikeTownsendCS.

The financial services industry is heavily regulated. That means the politicians who write the laws and the regulators who execute those laws shape the environment in which individual investors make their decisions. In this episode, Mark Riepe is joined by Mike Townsend, vice president for legislative and regulatory affairs at Schwab. Townsend is also the host of Schwab's newest podcast, WashingtonWise. Among other things, Mark and Mike discuss how politicians use certain cognitive and emotional biases to frame policy proposals, win elections, and pass legislation.

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