What Is the Relationship Between Politics and Financial Markets?

While all elections are important, to many investors, the coming election feels particularly weighty. The policy ramifications of White House and congressional outcomes can seem unnerving, especially given the wide policy differences and, in some cases, dramatic policy proposals (particularly, taxes).

However, history suggests election results should not be the primary driver of investment decisions. This is particularly true now, where COVID-19 and the related fiscal and monetary response are arguably much more important than potential.

Download our “Perspective: Elections and U.S. Equity Returns” for an in-depth look at the historical relationship between politics and financial markets. You will find that markets have thrived through myriad political environments, often in unexpected ways.

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