Value investors lose out again post-election: 'No blue wave, rotation on hold'

A trader smokes a cigarette outside the New York Stock Exchange in the Manhattan borough of New York City, two days after the 2020 U.S. presidential election, New York, U.S., November 5, 2020.
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For value investors waiting for a grand rotation after the election, they might end up disappointed yet again.

Many on Wall Street were betting on a revival of value stocks on the belief that a potentially "blue wave" could help approve a massive fiscal spending package that benefits cheap names whose rebound depends on a broad economic turnaround.

However, the odds of a unified government have waned with both of Georgia's Senate races going to January runoffs. A divided Congress could restrict the incoming Biden administration's ability to pass large-scale fiscal stimulus, hurting value stock's chances to outperform their growth counterparts, Wall Street strategists said.