Market Extra: Washington’s ‘political climate’ seen as the biggest risk to stocks, survey says

For the past several months, the stock market has faced pressure because of worsening relations between the U.S. and its major trading partners. However, a bigger risk could be the tense relationship between the two major U.S. political parties.

According to a new survey from Wells Fargo and Gallup, the “political climate in Washington” is seen is the biggest threat facing the U.S. market, with nearly half of those polled saying they were “very worried” about this issue. Another 30% said they were “somewhat worried,” with fewer than a quarter of respondents saying they were either not too worried, or not worried at all.

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