It’s no secret that presidential election years are uncertain times—and that investors and the stock market like certainty. It’s also no secret that the stock market is influenced by several factors—and that a presidential election may not even be the most significant one.3
Of course, it can be easy to get caught up in campaigns, politics, and elections. And they do matter. Just not as much as you may think when it comes to investing. Unfortunately, too many people let ideas about who could win office—and what they’ll do when they get there—run wild. And that can mean more stress and anxiety that overshadow sound investment choices and strategies.
In the end, stressing about the “what ifs” of the election just isn’t productive. As a financial adviser, I’ve seen how elections can fuel investors’ stress and lead them astray when it comes to their financial choices and their long-term goals. I also know how helpful it can be to have a sounding board when emotions run high. That’s why I’m here.
So, while the excitement of the election can be a great inspiration to vote, don’t let it drive your investment choices. And, remember, whatever happens on November 3, 2020, life will go on. Instead of stressing about the “what ifs,” give me a call. I’m here to support you, and I can help you create a personal financial strategy for the election year and beyond.