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Political changes can create volatility in the bond market. Investors should consider a portfolio that balances risk.
During an election year, it’s even more important to have a risk-balanced portfolio that can adapt to changing risks rather than a portfolio that depends only on interest-rate risk or credit risk to make money, explains Gene Tannuzzo. Fixed-income investors should be particularly aware of the potential for elevated risk in sectors directly affected by government policy, such as healthcare and defense.