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After a frantic Q1 that saw record trading volume, what are the key issues for investors to watch as Q2 begins?
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Over the past 70 years, rising government debt generally has been accompanied by weaker economic activity. But it’s not a simple relationship.
Kathy Jones, Schwab’s chief fixed income strategist, joins the podcast to consider how an improving economy may be the real driver behind rising rates and how the Fed plans to keep the momentum going.
How to decipher the Fed’s quarterly “dot-plot” chart.
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Easy monetary policy and rising federal budget deficits could undermine confidence in the dollar, but its role as the dominant global currency looks secure.
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The Fed kept rates unchanged, but upgraded its outlook; while the “dots plot” moved higher amid a rising percentage of officials expecting an earlier “lift off” in rates.
Political consultant and futurist Bruce Mehlman joins the podcast to discuss the trends investors should be watching for as the markets and the country adjust to a post-pandemic world.
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Was your tax refund smaller than in previous years? Did you owe more than usual? Here’s why.
Jeff Kleintop, Schwab’s chief global strategist, joins the podcast to discuss trade relations, global vaccine distribution, and other key issues with implications for U.S. investors.
A flurry of executive orders and a new administration mean plenty of changes in Washington. But the markets are anticipating economic stimulus, faster vaccine distribution, and more. Can D.C. deliver?
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