The world may seem a different place in a few months as a serious of political events unleashes uncertainty about the future of several developed countries.
And that political uncertainty is one of the factors that undermines economic growth and market sentiment, according to a detailed study by economist Stephanie Kelly of financial firm Standard Life.
Her theory is that each of the forthcoming political events comes with a package of risks for investors.
During the next six months, the political timetable includes:
- Electing a new US President – with a good chance the unpredictable Donald Trump may win the White House
- British Prime Minister Theresa May pushing the Brexit button and launching the country on the path to leaving the European Union within two years
- The result of a