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Why you shouldn't worry about who the next president will be

Do you know what one of the number one causes of market losses during an election year is?

Fear.1

In fact, the uncertainty of the elections can stoke your fears. It may even encourage you to make rash, emotional decisions.1

That can lead to losses, but it doesn’t have to.

If you know the facts about the market during presidential election years, you can potentially avoid investing mistakes that so many others make.


When it comes to the market during a presidential election cycle, the election itself may not matter as much as you think. We explain why and look at some proven facts about the market and elections in this month’s Visual Insights Newsletter. Click here to see it!

No matter what party is in power, it’s important to remember that past results with one party in the White House don’t guarantee future results if that party wins.

Go ahead and click here to discover more facts about politics and the markets.

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