US presidential elections & market indexes - watch the economy, not outcome

As investors count down the days to one of the most highly anticipated and hotly contested US presidential elections in recent history, investors are thinking about various potential outcomes and how they might affect US stocks. And while political factors can always play a role in the performance of US equities, analysis by global index provider FTSE Russell suggest that investors may want to look beyond any short-term market volatility around this year’s election and consider the longer-term impact of economic factors on their portfolio.

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