Today we bring you a special edition of Inside the Economy with SH&J, at a time when our country is divided and there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the potential impacts of the outcome of this election. The media has anticipated turbulent stock markets, but this hasn’t been the case thus far. Listen in to learn why and hear more about our unbiased view of the state of the current economy.
One of the most popular questions during client reviews this year is “How will the election affect the market?” One way to answer this question is with a crystal ball, or possibly a dartboard. Although there is plenty of available data about market returns during previous election seasons, there is simply no guarantee that this year will follow the same patterns. The only guarantee is that you will be tired of hearing about this election by the time November 8th rolls around (if you aren’t already).
Here are 3 ways an election impacts the market: