The Importance of Separating Your Politics From Your Portfolio

By Jack Forehand of Validea

I never write about politics. I certainly have political opinions, just like everyone else. I have a series of views about how I think the world should work. And I feel very strongly about some of those things.

So why don’t I ever write about them? I don’t do it for two reasons.

First, I don’t think the audience who reads my articles cares about my political opinions. And that is the way it should be. I am certainly not a political expert (although I may have convinced myself otherwise) and I write for an investing blog. My job is to try to write about things that I have learned that have made me a better investor over the years. My views on the current political climate just don’t pass that test.

The second reason I don’t write about politics is the more important one. As strongly as I feel about my political beliefs, I have learned over the years that… Read More