[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]One of the most astonishing things to witness while observing capital markets is the speed at which it picks up and reflects new information. Companies release reports and make deals, governments make new regulations, and various headlines grip the day. The markets generally absorb this information in anticipation of the predicted outcome.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2561″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1508928792877{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ometimes the unknown, the unforeseen, and the impossible happen. This uncertainty sends markets into tailspins…for the moment.

For investors, this week feels just like the morning of Brexit; Brexit was unforeseen – an outcome that was impossible in the eyes of governments and institutions. Similar to Brexit is the election of Donald Trump. What does this mean for investors?

On the morning of Brexit, foreign stocks dropped like a rock, but just for a few days. If you had purchased IEFA (iShare International Fund) on June 24th, you would have made almost 9% since. The challenge as investors is to see beyond the day-to-day headlines and the drastic changes that can occur in a few hours. Our perspective must be long term, to keep our eye on the prize, and to try to make opportunity out of the panic. The stock market hates uncertainty and unforeseen outcomes, which proves true in this instance.

At Ark Financial, we are looking for opportunities. We are looking for buying opportunities and tax harvesting opportunities. Most importantly, we are understanding that based on empirical data, presidential elections have no impact on the return or stocks in the long term. To see more details on these investment impacts, we invite you to please read our Q3 Review.

Sincerely,

Ark Financial

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