Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reflection Reveals Economic Truth

Our nation’s dialogue is drumming red, white, and blue as we continue to draw closer to November 8th. Our upcoming election has prompted plenty of debate across several avenues, including how the outcome might affect our investments. It seems that even during family dinner, it is hard to break away from the clatter of opinions. So, how are we supposed to find solace in the middle of a heated presidential campaign?

Answer: Pause and consider . . . because your investment return is not determined by whether we have a Democrat or Republican in the White House. Sure, this is easier said than done! While there is cJanita thisonstant rhetoric around elections, it is important to ask yourself two things:

  • Do you remember the past elections affecting the performance of your investments over the long run?
  • Does your experience reflect an investment return that was different whether a Democratic or Republican president was in office? 
This is not the first time our economy has adjusted to a new president and it certainly won't be the last. We encourage you to please let your goals determine your actions, not the current president's political affiliation. However, if you are struggling to make sense of this in regards to your investments, please know that we are here for you. Just reach out to our trained specialists at

In times like these, it helps to recall there have always been times like these.”
- Paul Harvey