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U.S. Elections: How Should You Look at Asset Allocation?

Every four years, market participants get a major jolt. That’s because it becomes U.S. presidential election time. Shifts in leadership and the uncertainty caused by new administrations can have a huge impact on policy, laws and foreign relations. For investors, this can also create plenty of volatility. After all, if there’s no clear easy winner, uncertainty grows.

The question then becomes what do we do with our investment portfolios?

Does it make sense to allocate assets differently during a presidential election cycle, or just after? Or should we keep the course steady? The answer may come down to a slight tweaking rather than a major shift in holdings.

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