A Blue Wave, or Democratic sweep of the White House and both chambers of Congress, is now the most likely U.S. election outcome facing investors. But as AGF’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer explains, its potential impact on markets is complex and could prompt increased volatility in the weeks and months ahead.
How stocks perform in relation to presidential cycles may be more coincidence than correlation, but the historical relationship is no less interesting for investors to contemplate as the U.S. election campaign enters the final stretch. Here are a few different takes on how politics and equity markets have coalesced over the years.
The goal is to seek some upside without expecting miracles – and to limit overexposure should the cycle repeat itself.