The hyper-partisan nature of this last Presidential election was guaranteed to create a long, unhappy hangover for half of the American population, and it created a particular challenge for financial planners and investment advisors. Billions of dollars were spent to tell investors and clients that America is going to hell in a handbasket. People were emotionally invested in the outcome.
The result? Advisors report that some of their clients want to pull all their money out of the markets, envisioning nothing positive happening over the next four years. Some want to move to a different country and revisit the decision after the 2016 elections.
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