Politics is much on the minds of investors these days as the November mid-term elections approach.  There is no shortage of resources for investors to track election prospects these days.  The question is whether this serves any purpose for investors.  It is hard to disentangle political prospects from what the market is doing at any point in time.  The bigger lesson may be not to let your political beliefs cloud your judgments on the markets.  In today’s screencast we review some sites that help investors track election prospects.

Posts mentioned in the above screencast:

Lobbyists prepare for a Republican surge in November.  (NYTimes)

Democratic prospects have been trending down for awhile.  (Bespoke)

Prospects for a Republican takeover of the Senate.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Political poll aggregation.  (Real Clear Politics)

A real-money election market.  (Iowa Election Market)

Political prediction markets.  (Intrade)

Never let politics interfere with making money.  (A Dash of Insight)