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Investors are growing increasingly concerned as Washington policy battles are stirring up the markets. In this episode, host Mike Townsend responds to some of the key questions that investors are asking. He takes a deep dive into the latest on the debt ceiling drama, including the uncertainty around the timing of a potential default, the contours of a possible deal, and whether there are alternatives that could be used to avoid default if negotiations on Capitol Hill collapse. He also looks at whether a default would accelerate a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency. And he provides perspective on other key debates in Washington and how they could affect the markets, including new policies in the wake of three large bank failures, the Fed's exploration of a central bank digital currency, and whether efforts by policymakers to discourage stock buybacks are working.
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