Broker Check

Elections and Markets

| August 21, 2020
  • Historically, a bear market and a recession have not served the incumbent party well during elections.
  • Markets don’t see red or blue but simply green. Since 1933, the markets, over the long-term, have gone up regardless of party affiliation, a sweeping win, or a divided party win. 
  • The factors that will dictate the markets include interest rates set by an independent Fed, continued innovation, and ongoing consumer spending—not simply presidential policies. Elections alone should not be the determining factor for investment decisions.

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