For smart investors, the surprising answer may be very little. Here's why, and what you should do (and not do) as election season heats up.
Investing during an election year comes with a special kind of risk. Your mind on sharp alert. The very nature of politics and your nest egg can spark emotions that may drive you to make decisions in the short term that may have a negative impact on your long-term goals.
Consider taking a step back to “pause” and set aside your emotions and bias; keeping your long-term perspective in mind. Ponder the three ideas below as we move forward into the primary season