As a bit of background information, I'm a Canadian novice investor. I've dealt mostly in stocks and have done pretty well in the past year (+25%).
I'm concerned about market volatility once the US presidential race gets into full swing, especially election day itself. My gut tells me that the markets will stay pretty much steady if one candidate is elected and will swing wildly if the other is elected.
Politics aside, what is a conservative position to take if you are concerned about some event (Brexit, Greece bankruptcy, Scottish separation referendum, etc) making markets volatile?
I'm thinking about just selling everything in August and re-entering the market after the election either when the market is steady (at a couple of month opportunity cost) or when panic selling occurs. Is this a sane line of reasoning?