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How this prolonged election affect the markets

Eric Chilton discusses investments and the election delay.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — These are certainly uncertain times and knowing what to do with ones investments is a hard decision. Especially when an election like this one rears its head and drags on for days.

"Anytime there is uncertainty in national events like an election, the markets will wobble a bit," said Professor Martin Anderson of UNCG, "This could actually be worse than either candidate being declared the winner. Historically the election doesn't really affect the markets to a great deal but this situation could cause some issues."

Anderson says since we are only talking a matter of days and not months even with the threat of lawsuits, the effect on the market will be a small hiccup in the grand scheme of things.

"The thing to do with your investments is this. Get a good book. Sit in the corner. Read it and do nothing. This is not a reason to react with investments since it is not long term, said Anderson.

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