Maria Bartiromo Tells Us Which Candidate Is Best for the Markets

By Brian Flood 

CNBC and Fox Business Network will kick off their live coverage from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland tomorrow. CNBC’s coverage begins with Squawk Box at 6 a.m., while FBN’s coverage also begins at 6 a.m. with Maria Bartiromo anchoring. Bartiromo’s guest list includes everyone from Sir Richard Branson to Queen Rania of Jordan. But while the world economy will be front and center in Davos, we asked Bartiromo, who co-moderated FBN’s second GOP debate last week, about which U.S. presidential candidate(s) would be best for the markets:

“I think any Republican candidate is going to produce tax reform and roll back regulation. A Republican victory would be very positive for the market for those reasons. Every one of them, on the Republican side, has a tax plan that includes lowering corporate taxes and coming up with an incentive to get companies back to America,” Bartiromo told TVNewser this morning from Switzerland. “Any one of the Republicans winning would produce tax reform which would spark a stock market rally. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has several plans that would make the business climate tougher.”

FBN’s other coverage from Davos includes Liz Claman anchoring Countdown to the Closing Bell. The annual World Economic Forum features 2,500 leaders from more than 100 countries addressing current challenges and future risks in the global economy.


Meanwhile, FBN’s Charlie Gasparino is already having fun on Twitter: