2020 Elections: The Key Issues and How to Prepare for What May Be Next

Watch as expert panelists explore the issues shaping this general election and what it could mean for the markets and economy


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The events and realities of today make this general election one of the most significant in recent memory. Watch as expert panelists explore the issues shaping the election and share their opinions on how different outcomes could affect economic policy, the markets and economy in the months to come.


What the experts will cover:

  • Current state of the economy, the potential for new stimulus measures and the impact the global health crisis could have in the months ahead
  • Principal differences—and similarities—in the two major party platforms and what their key priorities are for the next four years
  • The role foreign policy is playing in this year’s election, including trade issues and growing tensions between the U.S. and China
  • What history tells us about how the markets might react in the lead-up to and following the election, and steps investors could consider taking now to prepare


Event panelists

Candace Browning

Head of BofA Global Research

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Ed Hill

Senior Vice President, Public Policy Executive, Bank of America

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Christopher M. Hyzy

Chief Investment Officer Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank

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Savita Subramanian

Head of U.S. Equity and Quantitative Strategy and Head of ESG Research, BofA Global Research

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The views expressed are those of the speaker(s) only, as of October 21, 2020 and are subject to change. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


The Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., (“Bank of America”) and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.


BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

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