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Business Insider webinar: How to invest ahead of 2020 election – Business Insider

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Investment experts on whether the massive bull run in bonds is over

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Market Insider: James McDonald, the CEO and chief investment officer of Hercules Investments, told CNBC on Monday that he expects a 20% S&P 500 sell-off in the near term.

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The Option Block Podcast: Options Insider With James McDonald, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Hercules Investments

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“The news of President Trump contracting Covid-19 could completely change the direction of the campaign and adds to our already cautious outlook on the stock market,” said James McDonald, the CEO of Los Angeles-based Hercules Investments. “[It] will elevate institutional money’s preparation for a Democratic White House and all the tax, trade and budget implications that go along with it. We expect institutional investors to start de-risking portfolios and increasing hedges in preparation for market volatility.”

“The news of President Trump contracting COVID-19 may completely change the direction of the campaign and adds to our already cautious outlook on the stock market,” said James McDonald, CEO of Los Angeles-based Hercules Investments. “President Trump contracting the coronavirus will elevate institutional money’s preparation for a Democratic White House and all the tax, trade and budget implications that go along with it. We expect institutional investors to start de-risking portfolios and increasing hedges in preparation for market volatility.”
That said, McDonald noted that he is not changing his strategy. “We have been long volatility due to market overvaluation, the absence of fiscal relief from coronavirus-triggered economic pressure and uncertainty heading into the U.S. presidential election,” he noted.

Institutional players will “start de-risking portfolios and increasing hedges in preparation for market volatility,” wrote James McDonald, CEO of Los Angeles-based Hercules Investments, a portfolio manager with $12 billion in assets.

“The news of President Trump contracting COVID-19 may completely change the direction of the campaign and adds to our already cautious outlook on the stock market.”President Trump contracting the coronavirus will elevate institutional money’s preparation for a Democratic White House and all the tax, trade and budget implications that go along with it. We expect institutional investors to start de-risking portfolios and increasing hedges in preparation for market volatility.”We are not changing our investing strategy based on President Trump contracting the coronavirus and in fact, it forces us to double down on our strategy. We have been long volatility due to market overvaluation, the absence of fiscal relief from coronavirus-triggered economic pressure and uncertainty heading into the U.S. presidential election.”

James McDonald, CEO of Hercules Investments in Los Angeles, said Trump’s positive test “may completely change” the direction of the election campaign and adds to his “already cautious” outlook on the stock market.
“Trump contracting the coronavirus will elevate institutional money’s preparation for a Democratic White House and all the tax, trade and budget implications that go along with it,” McDonald added. “We expect institutional investors to start de-risking portfolios and increasing hedges in preparation for market volatility.”

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