How will markets react to a Democratic sweep? A Republican resurgence? A contested result? In an already tumultuous year, a presidential election adds another layer of uncertainty, and typically, volatility rises in the months leading up to voting day. This year, with a pandemic in full swing, unemployment historically high, and economic growth at a standstill, the stakes are especially high. The two candidates have vastly different visions about the role of government, tax law, trade, and regulation, which may affect market performance going forward.
To help investors prepare, we asked Stephen Gallagher, the U.S. chief economist and head of research at Societe Generale to join us to discuss: