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WashingtonWise Investor

Our finances, portfolios and the markets are affected daily by the policies and politics coming out of Washington. In each episode of WashingtonWise Investor, host Mike Townsend, Charles Schwab’s Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, focuses a non-partisan eye on the stories that matter most to investors, and his guests offer actionable suggestions for what to do—and what not to do—with your portfolio.

Click each episode link below for a transcript and full show notes.

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Demystifying Short Selling
Should You Have a Separate 529 Account for Each Child?
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Analyzing Democratic candidates tax policy proposals and the impact they could have on the markets.

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New retirement legislation is pending in Washington. Here’s what investors need to know.

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From a trade war with China to geopolitical conflict with Iran, how heavily do international issues weigh on the markets?

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The federal debt and yearly budget deficits continue to climb with no letup in sight. What’s the impact on the economy and investors?

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Big technology firms are facing increasing Congressional scrutiny. What could it mean for the tech sector?

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The sheer amount of news coming out of Washington every day can feel overwhelming, especially for investors. But decisions happening in Washington increasingly have a real-time effect on your finances. In this new podcast, host Mike Townsend, Charles Schwab’s vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, sorts through all of the noise to help investors figure out what matters most.

Important Disclosures

Information on this site is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered individualized recommendations or personalized investment advice. The investment strategies mentioned here may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision.

The policy analysis provided by the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any political party.

All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market, economic and political conditions.

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Digital currencies, such as bitcoin, are highly volatile and not backed by any central bank or government. Digital currencies lack many of the regulations and consumer protections that legal-tender currencies and regulated securities have. Due to the high level of risk, investors should view Bitcoin as a purely speculative instrument.

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