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Why have investors shrugged off political uncertainty?

MS&P 500 Financials Index Recently Surpassed Pre-Recession Peakarkets have been calm despite an uncertain economic and political environment




There has been no shortage of political drama over the past several months — the U.S. election results, Brexit, and this past weekend’s French elections, to name a few. But if the old adage that markets hate uncertainty is true, they aren’t showing it. Despite heightened economic and political ambiguity, equity volatility has been subdued while U.S. indexes have reached all-time highs. “Especially in an environment of regime change and high policy uncertainty, market efficiency is not instantaneous, but a process. This creates room for active management to add value,” portfolio manager Wesley Phoa says.


For more of Phoa’s thoughts and investment strategies to use in the current environment, see his full article.



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