The year 2020 has certainly been one that will be remembered for decades to come. From Australian bushfires in January, to a dangerous escalation between the US and Iran in February, to the black swan event of the coronavirus and the shortest global recession ever there has been no shortage of  major events.  The next  big event is the upcoming US presidential election.

Who will lead the United States on the global stage for the next four years? Will Congress remain divided or will there be a  Democratic sweep? Will a winner be  announced on November 3? There are many questions  surrounding the election.  One of the most important is how does the US stock market perform during such times?


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