As concern over the upcoming election continues to build, one of the questions we’re getting is whether investors should sell ahead of the election for fear the party they don’t want to win takes over the White House.
As tempting as this might be, we would continue to focus on the economy instead. “Whoever wins the election in November is going to take over an improving economy and one that likely won’t see a recession in 2021—and that matters more to stocks,” explained LPL Financial Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick. “Not to mention that many gains were missed out under President Barack Obama and again under President Donald Trump, due to disagreement over their policies.”
We discuss this in our latest LPL Street View video, “Stocks and the Election Don’t Mix,” available below and on the LPL Research YouTube channel. Please be sure to give this video a like or follow our channel, so you don’t miss anything!
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