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Elections do matter to market, but you can build a poll-proof portfolio

Elections do matter to market, but you can build a poll-proof portfolio

Finance
By DK AggarwalThe stock market fluctuates to the flow of news related to not just the economy, but also politics and other events. In India, the general elections decide what is in store on the political front for the next five years and foreign players generally prefer to invest in economies that have stable governments with strong policies with long-term visibility. The rally we are witnessing in Indian stocks can be attributed to the optimism over expectation of Narendra Modi’s return as Prime Minister for another term. This optimism has kept foreign investors bullish on India and the market is benefitting from huge emerging market inflows. To boot, India equities have witnessed foreign inflows worth a net of $ 6.7 billion during January-March, which is more than the outflows of $ 4.4
Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump.A Democratic majority in the lower chamber for the first time in eight years will restrict his ability to steer his programme through Congress.But Mr Trump's Republicans are set to strengthen their grip on the Senate.Tuesday's vote was seen as a referendum on a polarising president, even though he is not up for re-election till 2020.The election confirms a historical trend for the party that is not in the White House to make gains in the mid-terms. Media playback is unsupported on your device House Democratic leader Nan...
Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

Mid-term elections 2018: Trump makes final bid for votes

World
US President Donald Trump has made a last bid for voters to back the Republican party on the eve of a nationwide election that is seen as a referendum on his presidency."Everything we have achieved is at stake tomorrow," he said during a blitz of three final rallies.The mid-term elections come half way through his four years in office, and will determine how effectively he can govern for the next two years.Voter turnout is expected to be high. At stake are 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 seats in the Senate - the two bodies that make up Congress. Governors are also being chosen in 36 out of 50 states. All you need to know ahead of mid-terms Your simple guide to the US mid-terms In recent days, the presiden...