Red vs Blue: Staying the Financial Course During an Election

History shows economic uncertainty in presidential election years is often unfounded, as the markets perform well, for the most part, no matter who wins.

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As we enter another election season, politics will inevitably occupy a prominent place in consumers’ minds. Presidential campaigns offer a wave of new policy promises and agendas that look to address kitchen-table issues like jobs, taxes and health care.

Presidential elections also feel incredibly consequential, as whoever wins control of the White House will be in charge of the policy agenda for the next four years. Consumers naturally speculate about how election outcomes and policy proposals might affect their household budgets and investment portfolios.

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Bob Peterson, J.D.
Senior Wealth Advisor, Crescent Grove Advisors

Bob is a Senior Wealth Advisor with Crescent Grove Advisors | Portfolio Advisory Services. Specifically, Bob focuses on portfolio advisory services for clients with liquid investable assets of $1 million to $10 million. In addition to portfolio management, Bob works to coordinate his clients’ entire financial plan to address tax planning, cash flow, retirement and risk management.