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US election special

US election special

Alongside the coronavirus pandemic, the US presidential election on 3 November 2020 is currently one of the biggest factors influencing the capital markets. This is because whichever way the political pendulum swings – leaving either the Democrats or Republicans in power – the result will have far-reaching consequences.

Find out more on our special page dedicated to the latest developments and analysis surrounding the US election. 

The key questions on the US election at a glance:

  • What are the conceivable outcomes for the election? And how does Union Investment anticipate that these different scenarios will play out in the capital markets?     
  • Given the high proportion of postal ballots and the prospect of a contested election, can we even expect to have a prompt result? 

One election, three conceivable scenarios

Union Investment has analysed three conceivable outcomes and their implications for the capital markets.

As of 26 September 2020

The US election and the capital markets: our assessments

No matter which way the election goes, it will have an impact on the capital markets. You can read our assessments here.

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