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The 2020 Elections

As the 2020 U.S. Elections near, we wanted to provide helpful information and resources. Below please find our insight on Elections and Markets, links to helpful resources on voting and election forecasts, and other FEG recommended materials. 

Please note, we do not advance the campaign of any candidate nor support any political party or platform. Rather, our objective is to provide information regarding elections and investing. address not only historical information, but elements of each presidential campaign’s policies and proposals that could impact markets.

We hope that you find this information balanced and beneficial for a macro-view of elections and investments.

 

 

Elections and Markets

Generally, making asset allocation decisions on potential policy changes as a consequence of an election is less than prudent, and we do not advocate portfolio changes on the basis of potential election outcomes. Nevertheless, elections set the fundamental tone of policy that dictates the playing field in which commerce and investment occur, so understanding policy is important.

Readers should understand that no political party has a monopoly on success of the United States and markets have performed well regardless of who is in charge.  If any message is to be received from this presentation, this is the most important one. 

To aid in the understanding of the fundamental underpinnings of the implications of the election, we address: Polls, Markets, and Party Control; and Economic Concerns and Policy Implications. 

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Helpful Resources

U.S. ELECTION PREDICTIONS

The following sites provide forecasts for the Presidential, House and Senate elections. 

 

 

VOTING RESOURCES

  • U.S. Government Voting Hub
    Find answers to common questions about voting in the United States  
  • www.vote.org 
    Nonpartisan resource that provides resources including ballot information and voting locations
  • www.vote411.org  
    Election information provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund 

 

 

Please note: Third-party links are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation or advise by FEG. This information is in no way a solicitation or offer to sell securities or investment advisory services. Clicking on external links means you will be leaving this Web site and you assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site(s) you are visiting. 

 

FEG Resources

FEG INSIGHT BRIDGE: 2020 Has Been Great...Let's Have an Election

September 3, 2020
2020 has been a year filled with fear, volatility, and uncertainty for individuals and organizations across the globe. Since 2020 has already had so many uncertainties, why not add an election too? Listen in as Libby Cantrill, head of public policy at PIMCO, joins the conversation to discuss the issues facing markets and investors, current election outlook, key demographics to watch, the mail-in voting dilemma, and market and policy implications of the different election outcomes.
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FEG Presentation: Elections and Markets

October 27, 2020
Elections set the fundamental tone of policy that dictates the playing field in which commerce and investment occur, so understanding policy is important. To aid in the understanding of the fundamental underpinnings of the implications of the election, we assembled this presentation to address: Polls, Markets, and Party Control; There is No Escape From Taxes; Economic Concerns and Policy Implications
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