Economist Perspective: U.S. Midterm Elections' Impact on Markets

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

The mid-term elections on Tuesday could impact select equity sectors, depending on the outcome, such as health care, consumer discretionary, materials and industrial. Protect your investment with Select Sector futures. 

Continued Fed rate hikes as planned could add to the pressure on emerging market currencies. Protect your investment portfolio with FX futures and options. 

Video Highlights

  • Does health care sector stand to gain from mid-term elections on Nov. 6?
  • Could bipartisan legislation on infrastructure take shape after the polls?
  • Split outcome could escalate trade war, affect consumer discretionary sectot
  • Will making personal income tax cuts permanent boost consumer spending?

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