Mario Draghi

Protect your money: Look out for these uncertainties looming over the economy

Protect your money: Look out for these uncertainties looming over the economy

The classic line about financial markets is that they can deal with good news and they can deal with bad news, but they just can’t handle uncertainty.

By that reckoning, it's a wonder markets aren't in full-blown cardiac arrest right now. There's the bizarre drama and uncertainty of the presidential race, of course. But add to that a host of other unknowns that may have much more bearing on the economy and your finances than whoever wins the White House.

Consider: The Federal Reserve is poised to resume lifting interest rates from their post-financial-crisis depths. That's a big risk for the high-flying stock market, particularly at a time when corporate earnings are...

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