Home Guides & Resources chevron_right Investing Do Politics Impact the Market? Published November 2, 2020 https://www.adviserinvestments.com/wp-content/uploads/do-politics-impact-the-market-qw1020-do-politics-impact-the-markets.mp3 It’s a good question we’ve received countless times this fall: How would a possible change of control in the White House and the Senate impact the markets after the election? Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell discussed the effects of politics on the economy, the markets and what we’re watching for in our recent webinar,* Looking Beyond the Election to the Recovery’s Future. Please enjoy the excerpt below and click here for the full webinar replay to hear more. * * * * * Jim Lowell: Hopefully, we will have a clear and distinct election outcome and can move forward as a nation, with at least one major source of uncertainty that’s cast a pall over the economy and the market behind us rather than ahead of us. Certainly, if we saw a White House and Senate control fall to just one of the parties, that typically means that we would see a little bit more nervousness come into the marketplace on the assumption that there could be some pretty extreme swings in either direction. Jim Lowell: Usually, the market rewards gridlock more than either extreme. So, I would say that while this question is the right one to ask, we really will have to see what transpires come November 4. One would assume, however, that no matter which party wins, we are going to need to see another massive round of stimulus spending, and we’re hopeful—and we’ve been noting this for some time—that it will come down the pike in the form of infrastructure spending that would help to create jobs, an economy that’s working. We think we’re in an economy that’s in slow-recovery, not no-recovery mode, and that rewards people no matter what their political interests and affiliations. That’s something I think we could all vote for. * * * * * Click here for a replay of Looking Beyond the Election to the Recovery’s Future. Please contact us at (800) 492-6868 to learn more about comprehensive wealth management solutions. *Webinar recorded after the market closed on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Disclaimer: This material is distributed for informational purposes only. The investment ideas and opinions contained herein should not be viewed as recommendations or personal investment advice or considered an offer to buy or sell specific securities. Our statements and opinions are subject to change at any time, without notice and should be considered only as part of a diversified portfolio. Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds mentioned herein are not necessarily held in client portfolios. Data and statistics contained in this report are obtained from what we believe to be reliable sources; however, their accuracy, completeness or reliability cannot be guaranteed. You may request a free copy of the firm’s Form ADV Part 2A, which describes, among other items, risk factors, strategies, affiliations, services offered and fees charged. Past performance is not an indication of future returns. Tax, legal and insurance information contained herein is general in nature, is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or tax advice, or as advice on whether to buy or surrender any insurance products. Personalized tax advice and tax return preparation is available through a separate, written engagement agreement with Adviser Investments Tax Solutions. We do not provide legal advice, nor sell insurance products. Always consult a licensed attorney, tax professional, or licensed insurance professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation, or insurance needs. © 2020 Adviser Investments, LLC. All Rights Reserved.