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2022 Midterm Election Results Point to Gridlock

2022 Midterm Election Results Point to Gridlock

| November 10, 2022
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In their latest commentary, the Cetera Investment Management Team discusses the 2022 midterm election results and possible investment implications.

• Democrats appear to beat expectations but likely lose control of the House of Representatives.

• The Senate could come down to a runoff election in Georgia but remain fairly evenly split.

• There are larger market forces at play than politics.

America has voted and the midterm elections are largely behind us, although we may still see a runoff election on December 6 in Georgia. The result is likely unsatisfying for either party, Republican or Democrat. While the Democrats did better than expected, the Republicans appear to be taking a slim majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate is too close to call right now (currently split 48-48 with 4 seats to be decided). Either way, the political ads dominating the airwaves are behind us, and the focus can shift back to what drives markets: the economy and corporate earnings ...

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