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Election 2020

How politics and policy could affect investors
CONTENT WITH Election 2020

How politics and policy could affect investors

With the 2020 election days away, we look at market reactions to elections past and preview what to watch for as the returns come in November 3.
Domestic political drama—including the president’s bout with COVID—has far-reaching implications, potentially reverberating beyond our borders.
Why investors shouldn’t expect to know election outcomes on November 3.
With Congress unlikely to pass any further stimulus this year, what can investors expect from the Fed?
With unemployment still high, businesses struggling, and concerns about a COVID-19 winter wave on the rise, the Federal Reserve adjusted its approach to interest rates and inflation. What does it mean for the economy and investors?
How do the tax plans of the two main candidates compare—and what, if anything, should investors do to prepare?
Why investors should focus on their financial plans in the run-up to the 2020 election.
Investors are facing powerful headwinds—from the pandemic to election concerns to social unrest. So how do we calm our anxieties, stay focused, and make sound decisions for our portfolios and finances?
Despite the slow pace of negotiations, we continue to think a deal will be struck this month.
Here’s what we’re keeping an eye on in the weeks ahead.

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