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Explaining Election Day Market Reaction

Scott Minerd joins CNBC on Election Day to discuss the market dynamics of the U.S. election.

November 03, 2020

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Regardless of the victor, a divided Congress will likely result in more gridlock on Capitol Hill.
  • Political division means a new stimulus package, which the markets had anticipated, is less likely to pass.
  • The Federal Reserve’s liquidity programs should help stabilize markets in the event of volatility.
  • Investors should expect the results of the election to be contested, resulting in short-term market volatility.
  • Longer term, accommodative monetary policy should continue to support equity prices regardless of who wins the election.

 


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