Political Uncertainty Is Restraining Markets: JPMorgan Funds Strategist

How should investors play the ups and downs in this volatile market? David Kelly, chief market strategist at JPMorgan Funds shared his insights.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty,” Kelly told CNBC.

While valuations and earnings overall justify a higher stock market, Kelly said investors are refraining from jumping into equities because of the all the uncertainty.

“There’s political uncertainty out there as we approach the November elections, and that uncertainty’s not only holding [down] the economy, but also the markets.”

“We’d be long-equities and cautious in the bond market, but we have to see some evidence that the economy is picking up again,” he said.

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No immediate information was available for Kelly or his firm.