Elections have consequences. And few companies are as potentially exposed as providers of essential services like electricity, heat, water and communications.
This year’s voting was no exception. Typically, mid-term elections are ill-attended affairs where the more energized party ambushes the other. This time, however, both Democrats and Republicans came out to play with the highest turnout for a non-presidential election year since 1966.
The counting continues for a lot of close races. But the big picture takeaway from this election is pretty clear. Mainly, a blue wave washed out the existing political order in much of the US, while leaving incumbents high and dry in other places.
The result is investors are left with a much more complicated post-election picture task than usual. That means asking the following:
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