My weekly pile of reading material is dominated by stats and predictions of what may happen to business with election decision. Here’s my take on it for what it’s worth.
Business and the Election
It appears that many financial analysts, including the research team at LPL Financial, are looking at how certain businesses could fare depending on election results. Here is a snapshot of what may benefit from a Democratic and a Republican win.
The Democrats – A win here could offer support to businesses operating healthcare facilities and services, food and staples retailing, gas utilities, life sciences, construction materials, homebuilding, and farm machinery.
The Republicans – A win here could offer support to businesses operating coal and consumable fuels, diversified financial services, oil and gas exploration, drilling and production, managed care, electric utilities, telecommunications, and specialty retail.
I look forward to seeing how it all works out. In the meantime, investors should remember:
As interesting as all the guesses and predictions are, they are just that. Consider it educational and be sure to seek advice before assuming that investing along these lines is appropriate.
Until next week,
Susan R. Linkous
Securities offered through LPL Financial
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