The long-term implications of the election are also top of mind for many Americans. Of those who have begun to financially prepare for retirement, nearly half (46 percent) feel that the result of the presidential election will affect their long-term retirement savings and investment portfolio. One-third (33 percent) of Americans feel that the outcome of the election will have a negative effect on these assets.
"Investors can't afford to let short-term volatility veer their retirement plans off course. Although the outcome of a presidential election certainly influences the overall direction of policy decisions, the mix of investments you own makes more difference to your long-term "victory" or "defeat" as an investor than any election results," Warne said. "With this in mind, consult with your financial advisor before making any changes to your portfolio to ensure that you aren't overreacting as you prepare for retirement."
This survey was conducted by ORC International's Telephone CARAVAN® Omnibus on behalf of Edward Jones. The survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of 1011 respondents from October 13-16, 2016.
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