Election 2020: Managing your emotions

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45% of consumers with $100,000 or more investable assets expect to make changes to their investments due to the upcoming 2020 presidential election. 1

No matter how you look at it, that’s a startling statistic.  

Second-guessing your investment strategy is natural, especially with an election just over the horizon. Emotions are running high as many are divided about what may happen to the financial markets with the election tomorrow, November 3th 2020.  

That makes this a great time to remember that investing involves risks, and investment decisions should be based on your own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk. If you’re concerned that the upcoming election may change one of these key factors, perhaps it’s time to review your portfolio.  

Or, if you are concerned about one or more of the policies being discussed by the presidential candidates, speaking with your financial professional is never a bad idea. We welcome the chance to hear your perspective and can provide some guidance.  

It can be difficult to mind one’s emotions when it comes to investing, and if the election introduces new economic factors, this may be more challenging than ever.

If you decide to change your portfolio, make sure you’re speaking with your financial professional first and avoiding decisions based on an emotional response to a current event.

This material was prepared by MarketingPro, Inc., and does not necessarily represent the views of the presenting party, nor their affiliates. This information has been derived from sources believed to be accurate. Please note – investing involves risk, and past performance is no guarantee of future results. The publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services. If assistance is needed, the reader is advised to engage the services of a competent professional. This information should not be construed as investment, tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for the purpose of avoiding any Federal tax penalty. This is neither a solicitation nor recommendation to purchase or sell any investment or insurance product or service, and should not be relied upon as such. All indices are unmanaged and are not illustrative of any particular investment.

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Citations

1. HartfordFunds, 2020