• 26% of Americans indicate they’ve become more cautious with their money as a result of events surrounding the 2016 presidential campaign.Bankrate Money Pulse Survey, 2016
  • 70.3% of advisors polled by Financial Advisor magazine said their clients are more worried than in past presidential election years about who will become the next U.S. president. – Financial Advisor magazine, 8/3/16

Uncertainty in the equity market tends to rise along with rising political uncertainty. Uncertainty over who the incoming president will be and what policies they may change or introduce can weigh on markets.

To have meaningful conversations with clients, while helping them keep the election in perspective and stay focused on their goals, it’s wise for you and your staff to review the message you want to communicate as you respond to questions and concerns.


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