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A blue wave or a blue swell?

A blue wave or a blue swell?

With a Senate majority, Democrats will have an easier time of achieving their agenda. But it won’t occur without compromise, creating optimism in markets.

Peach State run-off could herald a light-blue wave for US politics
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Peach State run-off could herald a light-blue wave for US politics

With Georgia’s Senate run-off vote offering a final, dramatic twist in the US election, what would it mean if Peach State voters hand power to the Democrats? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, considers the ramifications of a potentially seismic political result.

Making sense of the 2020 US election
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Making sense of the 2020 US election

Our panel of investment professionals discuss what the result could mean for financial markets and investors.

US election reflections – celebrating gridlock
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US election reflections – celebrating gridlock

In a tightly contested US election, where the issue of postal votes could decide the victor, what does this mean for financial markets? Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, looks ahead to potential policy paths and the dwindling prospects of a Biden fiscal bonanza.

2020 US election: first take
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2020 US election: first take

Why the removal of election uncertainty could support markets – regardless of the outcome.

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Low rates versus US election: what matters for fixed income?

Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, believes central bank policy is likely to be the dominant influence on fixed income markets, regardless of who wins the US election.

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

The end of an era: emerging markets prepare for a post-globalisation world

Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña explains that in light of the retreat from further global economic integration, reformist policies and value-added services are likely to become future drivers of emerging market growth and investment returns.

‘A third way’ to sustain the gig economy

‘A third way’ to sustain the gig economy

Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the Global Technology Leaders Team discuss the gig economy’s broad-ranging impact and why ESG engagement is imperative when investing in disruptive technologies.

Emerging markets caught in trade winds

Emerging markets caught in trade winds

Geopolitics are often an important consideration when investing in emerging market (EM) stocks, the upcoming US election included. But regardless of who takes the White House in November, the next administration is likely to continue down a path of deglobalization, with important considerations for EM investors, says Emerging Market Equity Portfolio Manager Daniel Graña.

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

US election: interpreting market moves since President Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, comments on the latest market movements as news of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis adds to the chances of a Democratic clean sweep in the US election.

Rising political risk fuels uncertainty

Rising political risk fuels uncertainty

Head of US Fixed Income, Greg Wilensky, cautions that uncertainty is likely to remain elevated as we approach 3 November 2020, and thus it may be prudent to remain diversified and keep risk levels close to long-term targets.

US Affordable Care Act: “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

US Affordable Care Act: “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on 10 November, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised doubts about the law’s future and led stocks of hospitals and insurance providers to sell off. But Portfolio Manager Andy Acker and Research Analyst Rich Carney say the reaction may be overdone.