What Would Markets Look Like If Political Influence Was Stripped Out?

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  1. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    It would be an interesting stock market if political influence was stripped out and stocks were valued on their potential. This would of course need to include economic influences which obviously influence the amount of money in our pockets, corporate profits and ultimately money to invest. However, how many times have your investment strategies been scuppered by political interference?

    Politics is a dirty old game

    If politicians really existed for the good of the nation they would do what was right for the nation each and every time. There will be no backdoor agreements, no compromises and certainly no outside influences impacting policies. The fact is that politicians will do what is right for their party and then the nation. Very often these two elements are very similar in that what is good for the nation will give voters a feelgood factor which will improve the popularity of a political party. However, what goes on behind closed doors in the White House might not always be described as “good for the nation”.

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  2. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the Fed and other monetary and economic factors impact markets far more than political factors do.

    Perhaps if we had elected a blatant socialist like Bernie Sanders it would have been disastrous for our markets though.
     
  3. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    You could be right, here in the UK markets absorb and then adapt to any big changes in government - the likes of the Bank of England pull the real strings (as does the Fed in the US).
     
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