Will the Markets Get What They Want From Washington?
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Minus the daily tweets that drove the news cycle for four years, Washington has settled into a different rhythm. In this episode of WashingtonWise Investor, Mike Townsend is joined by Liz Ann Sonders, Schwab’s chief investment strategist, to consider what’s driving the markets and what it will take to meet expectations. They also discuss what investors have learned from recent hyper-speculative trading, the impact on the markets should corporate tax rates rise, and how the building and bursting of micro-bubbles can impact the entire market.  

Mike also considers how the next round of economic stimulus is shaping up and moving through Congress, how regulators and lawmakers are investigating the need for more regulations in the wake of recent market volatility, and how recent departures in the House bring new pressure on Speaker Pelosi’s ability to hold her party together.

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