Examining the impact of the US election on investment portfolios

US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden during the presidential debate in the Curb Event Center in Nashville, on Oct 22, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - With barely a week to go before the United States presidential elections, markets are already feverishly positioning themselves for the outcome.

If the polls are to be trusted - a big if given how far off the mark political polls have been over the past five years - a Joe Biden victory is the most likely. Most polls give the former US vice president a six to 10 point lead over President Donald Trump.

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