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Keep Politics Out of Your Investing Decisions!

These days, following an election can feel like watching the same slasher film every day for six months straight. But how should our political leanings impact our investing decisions? Specifically, should you sell before, during or after the election? While some might say that depends on who wins, I would take a different approach.

Two Clients Who Immediately Come to Mind

I remember receiving a call the morning after President Trump won in 2016 from a client who wanted to sell out of the market because he was sure President Trump would run stocks into the ground. showed strong annualized returns of 11.1% per year, with data through Sept. 28, 2020.

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