If you are concerned about your portfolio leading up to this election, you are not alone.
But I am here to bring good news. Since 1926, there have been 23 presidential elections. Out of those 23 elections, we have had 19 positive years (as measured by the S&P 500 index) and only 4 negative years. So almost 83% of the time, you would have earned a positive return in an election year.
If you are considering moving to cash, I’d encourage you to think long and hard before making a rash decision. And remember, if being “in the market” makes you antsy, it will be just as anxiety inducing sitting on the sidelines if/when the market trends upward.