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Should Investors Stress Over Hillary Clinton's Health?

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Investors should be concerned with Hillary Clinton's health, according to a Bloomberg report.

On Sunday, the Democratic presidential nominee was "overheated" at a 9/11 memorial event, which forced her to leave the ceremony early and cool down at her daughter's nearby apartment.

Clinton's health issues were brushed off by her camp, while many Republicans insist there is more to the story, especially following several coughing fits attributed to allergies.

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Meanwhile, U.S. equities were hard hit on Friday, and volatility has returned to the market. The last thing investors need right now is uncertainty over the ability of Clinton to assume her duties as president should she win the election.

"We're fragile right now," Kevin Kelly, chief investment officer at Recon Capital Partners LLC told Bloomberg. "It's already priced into the market that Hillary Clinton is going to be president so right now anything that changes that narrative is going to give the market a pause to consider what that would mean."

Jonathan Golub, RBC Capital Markets' chief U.S. market strategist shared a similar viewpoint with Bloomberg. He told the publication that if we find out there is "something catastrophic" with Clinton's health, then "it obviously would matter."

Golub did however caution that investors should be "very careful about extrapolating shorter-term news" and keep in mind Clinton as well as the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are both around 70 years old.

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