An investor playbook for election uncertainty

By Holly Framsted, CFA, Managing Director, US Head of Factor ETFs, within BlackRock’s ETF and Index Investments Group Key takeaways Uncertainty looms headed into closely watched 2020 U.S. elections The potential for a contested election outcome raises the specter of market volatility, but timing markets is difficult, and investors could miss out if they rush to the sidelines and cash Minimum volatility and quality factors, diversified equity indexes and broad fixed income indexes and can potentially help investors to weather volatility and stay invested The final stretch of the 2020 U.S. election season — Nov. 3 is fast approaching — feels loaded with uncertainty.

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