December 15th, 2015

How to trade the election

With the US election just over two weeks away, it's time to look past the election and focus on how the economy and markets are likely to behave. Barry Ritholz correctly advised investors in a recent post to check their political beliefs at the door when analyzing markets. Stock prices have done slightly better under Democratic administrations, but the effect is mostly noise in light of the small sample size.

With that in mind, let's consider the differences in market environment if Trump were to win, compared to a Biden win.

The full post can be found here.

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