Host Mike Townsend focuses a non-partisan eye on news and policies from Washington that impact investors, and his guests offer actionable ideas for your portfolio.
Financial fraudsters are getting smarter, and their tools, like AI, are getting better. So how do you identify a scam and protect yourself from becoming a fraud statistic?
The three-week odyssey to find a speaker of the House is over, but the looming government shutdown and a growing list of policy battles continue to stymie progress on Capitol Hill.
Geopolitical events can impact the markets with little warning. But investors need to step back and view the big picture to be able to make sound decisions.
The Fed has indicated higher rates for longer, and that's good news for bond investors. What's the strategy to take advantage of what may be a once-in-a-generation opportunity?
A barrage of conflicting economic data is keeping the investing horizon cloudy. What are market experts focusing on, why does it matter, and does it apply to your portfolio?
Artificial intelligence is all the buzz with investors. But how do you evaluate AI companies, and what are the intrinsic risks?
The AI genie isn’t going back in the bottle, so how do individuals, companies, and governments harness its power while mitigating inherent risks?
After a disastrous 2022, things are looking up for bonds in 2023. Is now the time to put bonds back in your portfolio, and what should you consider before you start buying?
Passing the debt ceiling bill did not give markets the all-clear sign. What are the ongoing concerns for the equity, bond, and global markets—and your portfolio?
The debt ceiling drama, bank failures, and other policy battles in Washington are weighing on the markets. When will investors get some clarity?
Challenges to the markets just keep rolling in, from inflation to recession worries to a potential U.S. debt default. But how bad is it, really?
Inflation and the SECURE Act 2.0 brought big changes to the tax landscape for 2023. What are they, and how they may impact your tax bill?
Savvy investors are watching the bond market for indications of change to economy, interest rates and recession.
The Fed is being pulled in different directions as it works to manage the banking turmoil while continuing its fight to bring down sticky inflation.
As the new Congress ramps up, things may seem relatively calm in Washington. But savvy investors are looking at key issues for the markets that are bubbling below the surface.
From sending a spy balloon over the U.S. to ignoring sanctions on Russia, China continues to ratchet up concerns in Washington. But what's the impact on markets?
The economy is thriving, jobs and wages are growing, but the Fed is promising more rate hikes. What are the markets and investors to make of these mixed messages?
Between shrinking earnings, the Fed's ongoing battle to tame inflation, and now the looming debt ceiling fight, the markets just can’t seem to hold their footing.
Last year's big concerns, inflation and rising rates, have carried over to 2023 and are joining declining earnings to challenge the markets. When will investors catch a break?
Equity and bond markets in the U.S. and globally have taken it on the chin this year. Does recent positive news signal a course correction, or is more churn on the horizon?