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The US elections have been a sideshow to the critical issues facing America this year. With the Democratic National Convention just wrapping up and the Republicans convening this week, that is changing, and investors are naturally wondering how the outcome of November’s elections might impact the investment landscape. Perhaps more interesting are pre-election dynamics: Do markets tend to predict election results?
Stocks and bonds staged a remarkable recovery in the second quarter, leaving many observers questioning whether markets have lost touch with reality. New Covid cases are surging in some parts of the US that were relatively unaffected during the first phase of the pandemic, pausing and in some cases reversing plans to reopen certain sectors of local economies.
The S&P 500 now stands close to where it began the year – when China had yet to notify the World Health Organization of an outbreak of a pneumonia-like illness and before sheltering at home would freeze the global economy and send financial markets into a tailspin. Life is only beginning to return to normal and the economy is a mess. What, then, has propelled the market’s rapid recovery?