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5 Reasons to Stick to Your Plan During Election Season

Are you feeling anxious about the US presidential election? If so, you’re not alone.

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Head of SPDR Americas Research

A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that when survey respondents were asked to select the emotion that best described their attitude toward the 2024 election, “dread” topped the list at 40%.1

Maybe you’ve even thought about making changes to your portfolio. You may want to reconsider. Our analysis of returns during US election cycles since the late 1940s suggests that staying committed to your long-term asset allocation plan and financial goals is the better choice. That’s because while elections matter deeply to voters, they don’t seem to matter all that much to markets.

See what our analysis found.

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