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Oct. 30, 2020, 2:15 p.m. EDT

What the election can teach us about risk

Risk is far greater than you think

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch


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The Friday before a presidential election is an ideal time to focus on the huge risks that retirees face.

That’s because the upcoming election highlights just how profoundly uncertain the future is. How confident are you, for example, that the Presidential race will turn out the way you want it to, or that control of the U.S. Senate will stay with the Republican Party or shift to the Democratic Party? At stake are any of a number of major policies concerning the economy, trade, taxes, and the environment.

Mark Hulbert is a columnist for MarketWatch. His Hulbert Ratings service tracks investment newsletters that pay a flat fee to be audited.

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