How might the upcoming midterm elections affect the stock market and our economy as a whole? The way that the markets are priced right now, it appears to anticipate that the Republicans will maintain the Senate and the Democrats will gain the House of Representatives. As we found out in the 2016 election, they are probably going to be surprising results, but right now, a divided-party government is being predicted as the most likely scenario.

So, if we do have a divided government between the House and the Senate, with a Republican president presiding, what could that mean for markets?