How will the Election Affect the Stock Market?

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security in alternative investment strategiesEvery four years, like clockwork, the United States holds its collective breath. Americans everywhere wait to see if there will be a major shift in the country’s leadership, and with it, an impact to the markets. With a major pandemic still impacting the nation, investors are even more concerned than they would otherwise be.

How will the election affect the stock market? Are my investments safe? What will happen if there is a leadership change across the country? These are fair questions to ask. As we enter the fourth quarter, investors want to see positive returns, not fear for the stability of your future.

But is there a more stable option to the volatility of the stock market?

For some answers, we can turn to a great resource put out by U.S. Bank. They performed a historical analysis of past presidential elections and applied the outcomes to the current election. Their findings and predictions are worth a look.

U.S. Bank’s historical analysis of the impact of presidential elections shows pending volatility and supports an idea that we at Vantage talk about a lot—that private market IRA investor portfolios have key advantages when compared to market ones. Research data shows that alternative asset strategies are less susceptible to public market volatility, making them a strong investment option for the election season.

Today’s investor wants to know that their nest egg is safe. That it’s not going to be damaged by the outcomes of short-term political events. They want the long-term growth and tax-favored benefits an IRA can provide, but they also want to avoid so much market volatility.

That’s why, at Vantage, we spend a lot of time discussing alternative asset strategies with our clients. We talk about how, by leveraging alternative investments, clients can avoid the election season swings in the market and stabilize their portfolio.

If you haven’t considered investing in alternative investments, now is the time to explore your options. Contact us to see how we can help protect your future through Self-Directed IRAs.