How to Win This Election

In this week’s edition of the popular YouTube series State of the Market, Chief Income Strategist Marc Lichtenfeld covers something that’s got investors across the political spectrum spooked

Next week’s decisive 2020 election.

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, investors on both sides are concerned about what this coming Tuesday will mean for their portfolios.

Some are flush with holdings that rely on a “pro-business” president who’s lax on regulations…

While others have already been banking on a Biden presidency, as we’ve seen lately with renewables’ spectacular rally.

But as Marc explains in this week’s video, the market is rarely that straightforward.

For instance, regardless of who wins, Marc believes we could see a “sell the news” reaction, where investors who see the market turn their way take profits before it has a chance to zigzag again.

And COVID-19 has already proved how unpredictable the coming months could be…

But it’s not just the future that has investors bamboozled. As Marc reveals, we’re overlooking critical trends from the past as well…

For instance, conventional thinking has it that a Republican president is by default a more positive influence on the stock market (even if not the economy).

But that hasn’t always been the case…

Since 1952, the stock market’s performance during Democratic administrations has outshone its performance during Republican administrations. Historically, Democratic administrations have seen double the average stock market return.

And while President Trump does sport the sixth-best stock market performance of past presidents going back 100 years…

The truth is, he’s in varied company, joined by a host of more progressive presidents from recent history.

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