Democratic National Convention. And for some on Wall Street, it’s no small surprise that the S&P 500 notched a fresh record high the morning after.
Prudential Financial chief market strategist Quincy Krosby said the convention — which kicked off virtually Monday night — had all the feeling of a presidential candidate in Joe Biden that may be more moderate than investors fear. And with that stance, perhaps a president Biden would eschew some of the perceived anti-business extremes of progressives like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.
The S&P 500 hit a record intraday high quickly after the opening bell Tuesday, surpassing the Feb. 19 high of 3,393. By early afternoon trading, the S&P 500 had dipped back below that level hit on Feb. 19.
With Biden leading Trump handily in most polls, anything that would suggest the former vice president would be more moderate — to Krosby’s point — would likely be welcomed news by investors. But, that doesn’t mean a Biden presidency would create rip-roaring economic growth and Dow 40,000. Fears on the Street continue on Biden’s proposal to hike the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21% and lift taxes on capital gains.
The increase in taxes suggest Biden could be a negative to U.S. GDP growth, according to research out of the independent Tax Foundation. Senior policy analyst Garrett Watson at the Tax Foundation estimates Biden’s overall tax plan would reduce GDP by 1.51% over the long-term. It would cost 800,000 jobs.
The First Trade.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flipboard, SmartNews, LinkedIn, YouTube, and reddit.” data-reactid=”49″>Follow Yahoo Finance on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flipboard, SmartNews, LinkedIn, YouTube, and reddit.