Ruffer Radio: Election 2020

Episode 4

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Alexander Chartres
Investment Director
Tim Smith
Senior Dealer
Rory McIvor
Senior Associate

All elections are equal. But some elections are more equal than others. 

In the latest episode of Ruffer Radio, Dr Tim Smith and Alexander Chartres discuss the 2020 race to the White House and explore why this election, in the context of a broader shift in world order, may well be the most important for a generation.


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$2 trillion spend on green initiatives 
Fossil fuel elimination
US market returns under Reagan and Carter, source: Shiller, Global Financial Data, Ruffer calculations
Biden lead on Trump
Electoral college result 2016
Bush versus Gore 2000



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Past performance is not guide to future performance. The views expressed in this podcast are the views of Ruffer LLP, they do not constitute as investment research or advice and may be subject to change.
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