The media scrutinizes the Fed’s every move. But what do investors really need to know about the Federal Reserve’s impact on their fixed income portfolios?
In this episode of WashingtonWise Investor, Kathy Jones, Schwab’s chief fixed income strategist, joins Mike to demystify the actions of one of Washington’s least understood agencies—the Federal Reserve. They consider a range of issues from interest rates and the yield curve to the Fed’s ability to effectively address global economic risks and its intervention in the repo market, as well as the growing federal deficit and whether negative interest rates are likely here in the U.S.
Mike also weighs in on how the impeachment inquiry is affecting legislation working through Congress, two new Democratic candidates poised to enter the race, and the changes to retirement savings contributions for 2020.
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