Can You Invest Confidently Amid Uncertainty?
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In this episode of WashingtonWise Investor, Mike Townsend is joined by Brad Bartick—vice president and branch manager of the downtown Denver Schwab branch—to discuss investing in a market that is riding high while the economy, jobs, the election, and the pandemic are all still big causes for concern. They focus on overcoming the behavioral consequences that biases can have on investing in such unprecedented times.

Mike also discusses what’s holding up Congressional negotiations on the next round of coronavirus aid, considers the progress toward preventing a government shutdown, and shares five key thoughts on the state of the election.

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