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Investing During an Election Year

| September 29, 2020
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Investing During an Election Year

Since the U.S. presidential election will shortly be upon us, we thought it would be helpful to share some thoughts on ways to invest during an election year.

Key takeaways:

  • Expect more volatility in the months ahead but remember, it’s time in the market, not timing the market that matters most. 
    • In fact, getting out of the stock market during an election year has rarely paid off as U.S. stocks have had negative returns in only 2 of the last 20 election years (2000 and 2008).
  • Markets are non-partisan: Over time, U.S. stocks have trended higher regardless of whether a Republican or Democrat won the White House.

The additional content below explains how to invest with confidence and ways to invest during an election year.

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