5 big risks to your portfolio
With stock indexes in record territory and a 7 1/2-year bull market chugging along, investors are worried.
If polls after Labor Day show Clinton with only a 2- or 3-point lead, “it could inject a mood of uncertainty into markets, which seemingly are convinced Trump can’t win,” says Greg Valliere, chief global strategist at Horizon Investments and respected political and policy market analyst. A Trump presidency, he says, would raise fears of a trade war with China, economic policy uncertainty and geopolitical instability.
“She’s (Clinton) still the favorite, but it’s premature to anoint her,” Valliere warns, saying investors will have to wait until after the first debate on Sept. 26 before “reaching any definitive conclusions” about the election outcome.