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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.

Mike and his guests explore policy and politics through a non-partisan lens, focusing on issues like the Federal Reserve, the national debt, the federal budget, trade policy, and how regulatory developments can affect companies, sectors and even the entire market.

Subscribe for free to get the first episode when it arrives September 10.

WashingtonWise Investor is an original podcast from Charles Schwab.

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The market fell sharply today after the president tweeted that he was considering new tariffs on …

Two leading Democratic presidential candidates …

Bipartisan talks on a budget deal to avoid a government shutdown broke down …  

Facebook, back in the spotlight today …

A delegation from Beijing has arrived in Washington for what both sides are …

Mike Townsend: The distance between Washington and Wall Street gets shorter all the time.

And the sheer amount of news coming out of Washington every day can feel overwhelming, especially for investors.

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Markets rebounded after the White House said it was dropping plans to intervene in the currency markets …

The House of Representatives opened debate on an ambitious new health care proposal … 

Mike: I’m Mike Townsend, and this is WashingtonWise Investor—an original podcast from Charles Schwab.

It can be hard to sort through all the noise and figure out what really matters to the markets. But the policy and political decisions happening in Washington increasingly have a real-time effect on your investments.

I started my career as a staffer on Capitol Hill. But for the past 19 years, I’ve been at Charles Schwab, focused on helping investors figure out what to pay attention to in Washington—and what to ignore.

On this show, we’re going to provide some financial context to the flood of Washington news.

We’ll explore the policy and the politics through a non-partisan lens, never favoring any candidate or political party.

Our focus will be on the issues that matter most to investors, including tax policy, the Federal Reserve, the national debt, the federal budget, trade policy, and how regulatory developments can affect companies, sectors and even the entire market.

We’ll explain how and why Washington works—or, as it can often seem, doesn’t work.

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The Federal Reserve today said it was pausing its rate increases amid growing concern that the economy …

An ambitious new health care proposal that could revamp the way Americans pay for and receive basic health care services …

A surprise announcement from the White House sent Dow Jones futures soaring …

Mike: We’ll also keep an eye on major political campaigns, especially on what the policy proposals of contenders might mean for your finances.

And my special guests will include investing experts who can give you concrete, actionable suggestions for what to do—and what not to do—with your portfolio.

In today’s fast-moving environment, investors need to understand how policy and politics can move the markets. So join me on WashingtonWise Investor as we examine the financial implications of what’s happening in Washington.

The first episode arrives September 10.

You can listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

For more information, including important disclosures, visit Schwab.com/WashingtonWise.

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