Politics Can Sway Investing

It seems that in the upcoming presidential election, American voters will be faced with choosing between two candidates with the highest unfavorable ratings in history. It’s either that (at least if the parties’ national conventions go as expected), or a choice not to vote.

The unfavorable ratings of both candidates are creating a great amount of anxiety among voters, even those who actually favor one of the two front-runners. That’s because recent polls show a close race. The Real Clear Politics average poll results as of June 1 had Hillary Clinton ahead by a slim, point-and-a-half margin over Donald Trump: 44% versus 42.5%. That’s well within the margin of error.

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