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Markets brace for 3 key risks

Super Wednesday, a rise in volatility from Sept-Nov and the tumultous US presidential election will put investors on the back foot.

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This year, the US presidential election is the wild card. Historically, the September to November autumn period sees a tendency towards higher US equities volatility, but this year, the stakes are higher with uncertainty clouding the political campaigns of Hillary Clinton (above) and Donald Trump.
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This year, the US presidential election is the wild card. Historically, the September to November autumn period sees a tendency towards higher US equities volatility, but this year, the stakes are higher with uncertainty clouding the political campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (above).

ASSET markets face three key risks in coming weeks:

  • Disappointment with monetary policy. Today, the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will reveal their decisions within hours of each other. The market is expecting the Fed to maintain its policy rates. Beyond that, it is