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Market Insights Podcast: October 2018 – Ken Fisher on Why Poor States Have Republican Legislatures and Rich Have Democratic

In this podcast, Fisher Investments’ founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer Ken Fisher discusses his recent USA Today article on the partisan composition of US state legislatures.



In this podcast, Fisher Investments’ founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer Ken Fisher discusses his recent USA Today article on the partisan composition of US state legislatures. Recorded October 23, 2018.

Time stamps:

01:30 – States’ political party preferences and influence
04:30 – Media’s urban perspective
05:40 – Recent geographic trends in voter preferences
08:30 – State legislatures are telling
11:20 – How investors might apply this information
13:00 – Using Midterm state legislature results to look to 2020
15:00 – Demographic trends in non-US politics
16:30 – Political biases and confirmation bias



Additional Resources:

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Midterms - Poorest states have Republican legislatures, and richest have Democratic ones, Ken Fisher, USA Today, 10/14/2018

Why midterms should boost the stock market, 401(k)s, Ken Fisher, USA Today, 08/19/2018

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