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The Aftermath – Back to Business

November 5, 2014

The Aftermath

Elections are over, the votes are in, and the newly elected officials have celebrated while candidates who lost have issued their withdrawal statements, and retreated to recover. Politics is politics, and this blog is not a political blog; business is the focus (especially personal finance) but elections cannot be ignored.

Elections, as the saying goes, have consequences.

No matter what specific legislation passes through Congress, or what happens in 2016, the general consensus is that officials are going to be getting back to business. Economic legislation, such as bilateral trade agreements with both existing and new partners, appear to be on the table. Additionally, energy oriented concepts like the Keystone pipeline appear to be back in play.

It is important to keep in mind that the last time there was a Democratic president in office with a newly elected Republican Congress – stocks went up.

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