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4 things to watch ahead of the U.S. elections 📢

4 things to watch ahead of the U.S. elections 📢

February 20, 2024

4 Things to Watch Ahead of the U.S. Elections 

This is the biggest election year in world history. Seventy-six countries — home to roughly 4.4 billion people — will hold political contests in 2024. You might call it an “election palooza.”

Some have already taken place. Last month, Taiwan elected a pro-independence candidate who may aggravate already tense relations with China. A few elections are on the way, but largely decided. For instance, no one expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to face a serious challenge on March 17.

Then there is the event the entire world will be watching: U.S. elections on November 5, when the President and Vice President, 34 Senate seats and all 435 members of the House of Representatives will be up for election. Numerous state and local offices, as well as many important ballot measures, will be contested on that day as well.

1. It’s (still) the economy, stupid.

2. It all comes down to a few battleground states.

3. Tax policy will have the biggest long-term impact.

4. Don’t let politics derail your investment plan.

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4 things to watch ahead of the U.S. elections

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Capital Ideas™ insights from Capital Group

John Emerson is vice chair of Capital Group International, Inc. and has been with Capital Group since 2000. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2013 to 2017. Prior to that, he was president of Capital Group Private Client Services.

Reagan Anderson is a senior vice president of government relations at Capital Group. She has 23 years of industry experience and has been with Capital Group for eight years (as of 12/31/2023). She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University.