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21 September 2016

The US presidential election: Trump the populist versus Clinton the centrist. Implications for investors
Key points - The 8 November US Presidential election is looming as a significant event for investors (and the world) given the "policies" of Republican candidate Donald Trump. - The smoothest outcome for investors would be a Clinton victory but Republicans continuing to control the House of Representatives, ie, more of the same.   - But the election outcome is now close. Some of Trump's economic policies make sense and could be positive for the US economy and shares but this would rely on Congress checking his more radical policies (particularly on trade, immigration and foreign policy).   - US election risk is consistent with our view the next few months are likely to re
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Oliver's Insights is a regular update from Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital.

In Oliver's Insights, Dr Shane Oliver explores the latest issues regarding financial markets and the economy.


Who is Dr Shane Oliver?

Dr Shane Oliver joined AMP in 1984 as a research officer and in 1994 became AMP's Chief Economist. He now plays a major role in determining AMP Capital's investment strategy and asset allocation. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. As chief economist, he maintains a media profile for AMP Capital on economic and investment market issues.


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