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The Next 96 Hours May Get Crazy: Focus on the Long-Term

From the desk of Matt Mondoux, CFA, CMT, CFP®

Markets can and will experience short-term moves around elections. Take the following table with data from the last three U.S. Presidential elections. Markets were volatile – but in each occurrence they were higher a year later. Remember, numerous factors affect markets beyond elections. A fact which 2020 has been a stark reminder - bear markets are rarely “seen coming”.

 

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