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Although the pandemic was cited as the No. 1 cause of volatility, investors and advisors agreed that the economy and the election are major contributors, according to Nationwide's sixth annual Advisor Authority survey. The survey found that 61% of investors and 68% of advisors expect market volatility to increase over the next 12 months. In spite of that, only 22% of investors and 31% of advisors say managing volatility is their No. 1 financial concern when it comes to protecting portfolios against loss.

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