Quick Bites | The US election will be a big issue throughout 2024

Most commentators see the US election – and the dangers posed by an authoritarian second Trump administration – as a severe risk for US democracy. Of course, we’ll have to wait until early November to find out who will be the next US president, but the impact on markets is probably even more uncertain. While Biden represents the status quo, albeit an ageing and uninspiring one, Trump represents a vision of a chaotic and divided America, where uncertainty and unpredictability are heightened – something markets are usually unhappy with.

Much can change in the next 10 months, and lots of ink will be spilt on the topic. Here below, we share a few charts sourced from The Economist which readers may find interesting.

Above charts sourced from The Economist.


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