Is the political uncertainty getting in the way of your financial plan? There is a glut of data available about what the markets will do after an election year. Depending on the way the data is manipulated, one may come to the conclusion that the market itself predicts the presidential election or that the party in office dictates the ensuing returns. If you’re paying attention to pundits, you may well want to sit on the sidelines while things shake out.
Ultimately, that decision lies with you. But consider the following propositions before you vote on a specific action—or inaction.