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Policy & Investing: About This Column

Regardless of their political leanings, all investors should keep tabs on the possible impact of legislation and policy on their portfolios.

This is a column about policy and investing. It reflects my long-standing interest in how political developments affect investment decisions and performance.

When I say that politics are a "long-standing" interest of mine, I mean it: In 1984, I announced to the world that I had an "observer's fascination with politics." The announcement came in the form of a high-school Student of the Week profile in the local weekly newspaper.