11.07.18

2018 elections recap:  What does this mean for investors?

Executive Summary     

The months of campaigning are finally over and voters have cast their ballots. While a few races around the country are still too close to call, Democrats added enough seats to take over the House of Representatives, while Republicans held their lead in the Senate. As the results came in, pundits focused on who was winning and why, and what it may mean for potential legislative changes. 
But investors ask another important question: What will these results mean for the markets? In the following pages, we discuss some key ideas investors should consider and offer our thoughts on the election results might mean.
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