Election Impact on your Portfolio

By now, most voters have made up their mind about who they want to serve as their next President. But what can they look forward to, from an investment and tax standpoint, if their candidate wins or loses? How will the election affect their portfolio and future net worth?

Let’s look at the least predictable […]

Anti-Trump Fund to Watch

You could go to Las Vegas and bet on the U.S. election, or make a side bet with your friends. Or you could buy an ETF.

Say what? Professional investors have noticed that the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (ticker: EWW), an ETF that focuses its investments in Mexican stocks, is increasingly being driven up […]

Job and Public Sector Employment Growth by Presidential Term

You read a lot about job creation and governmental policies, especially in this era of lingering, lagging economic growth, especially from political figures who are hoping to get elected based on their policy prescriptions. Republican candidates like to talk about the growth of jobs during Ronald Regan’s presidency, while Democrats tout the presidential terms of […]

Election Returns

 

Now that the midterm elections are safely behind us, a lot of people are wondering how politics will impact their investment returns. The conventional wisdom is that divided government–where one party holds the White House while the other controls the House, the Senate or both–is good for the markets. But is that true?

The […]