Election tactics could reveal potential returns

Uncertainty is par for the course in the period running up to an election, but, says Allan Lane (pictured), co-founder of ETF data provider Algo-Chain, “whatever the outcome, in investment terms, the asset classes that will be most affected in the forthcoming general election will be UK equities and fixed income, particularly inflation-linked and corporate bonds, as well as UK-focused property funds.”

Vanguard’s Jack Bogle might recommend that passive investors should just sit back and watch their well-designed portfolio fluctuate in the short-term, but Lane also acknowledges that there are a few ways that one can prepare. “There is a need sometimes to make tactical decisions,” he says.


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