Presidential Election Cycles and the Markets — Blurred Vision

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By February 3, 2020 16:34

Presidential Election Cycles and the Markets — Blurred Vision

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Founding father and Philadelphia’s adopted son Benjamin Franklin is commonly credited with the invention of bifocals. He created them to fix his dual near- and far-sightedness. In August 1784, he wrote that he was “happy in the invention of double spectacles, which serving for distant objects as well as near ones, make my eyes as useful to me as ever they were.”1 While investors do not have the luxury of simply wearing bifocals to bring the investment landscape into focus, a disciplined, repeatable investment process can help reveal a clearer path.

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