2020 Election: Now What?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

2:00 PM EST | 11:00 AM PST

60 minutes

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As we await the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, advisors and investors are anticipating the results and worrying about its impact on the market to determine their next move. But what happens after November 3rd? While the election will have a significant impact on the country, we want to provide some caution from drawing too many links between who’s occupying the white house and the performance of the stock market.  In this session, we will share historical perspectives and data on the impact of politics on investing as well as current developments in the political landscape.

What you will learn:

  • What are the potential short-term and long-term implications of the result
  • Why the markets don’t care about presidential ratings or political party, and why monetary policy often has a bigger influence on markets than presidential policies do.
  • What the benefits of maintaining a long-term portfolio are and why investors shouldn’t let politics and their preferred party influence their investment decisions.


The opinions referenced above are those of the authors as of Oct. 27, 2020. These comments should not be construed as recommendations, but as an illustration of broader themes. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions; there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations.

Invesco Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Advisor Perspectives.


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Brian Levitt
Global Market Strategist,

Brian Levitt is the Global Market Strategist, North America, for Invesco. He is responsible for the development and communication of the firm’s investment outlooks and insights. Mr. Levitt has two decades of investment experience in the asset management industry. In April 2000, he joined OppenheimerFunds, starting in fixed income product management and then transitioning into the macro and investment strategy group in 2005. Mr. Levitt co-hosted the OppenheimerFunds World Financial Podcast, which explored global long-term investing trends. He joined Invesco when the firm combined with Oppenheimer Funds in 2019. Mr. Levitt earned a BA degree in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA with honors in finance and international business from Fordham University. He is frequently quoted in the press, including Barron’s, Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. He appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg and PBS’s Nightly Business Report.

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Robert Huebscher
CEO and Founder
Advisor Perspectives

Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.