While hoping for a conclusive outcome on November 3 (or immediately thereafter), market watchers unfortunately must prepare for the worst. After all, US President Donald Trump and the Republicans are not even hiding their plans to steal the election.
fears that a dispute over the outcome could drag on for weeks, triggering a major risk-off episode in markets.
The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court will almost certainly produce a hard conservative majority that may well thwart the progressive policies that US presidential candidate Joe Biden seeks to enact. It could also overturn longstanding precedents that have expanded American liberties.
argues that the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court presents a threat to democracy in the US.