By Bob Barber, CWS®

Counterproductive – something that has the opposite of the intended affect or that goes against what you are trying to achieve.

Polarization – division into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs at the same time.

Adding one and taking away one = nothing

Does being counterproductive, polarized, or going forward and backwards or right and left at the same time make sense? Of course it doesn’t. It’s expelling energy without a positive or negative affect. But, this very thing will happen in just a few months as millions of conservatives vote right while unknowingly investing left at the same time thereby polarizing or making their votes counterproductive.

Ask yourself, “Why do you vote?” Is it because of your beliefs? It is for me. I vote for candidates that hopefully align with my pro-family, pro-life, and pro-marriage values. I vote for candidates that believe in freedom and free enterprise, limited government and limited taxation and will abide by the United States Constitution.

A few weeks ago a headline appeared on the CNBC.com financial website about how the majority of employees that work at large tech firms, including the CEO’s and their leaders are for some reason financially supporting liberal candidates whose values align with socialism.
This is counterproductive when it’s free enterprise that allowed these companies to get to where they are today. Here is a link to the CNBC article if you would like to read it yourself:

https://ciswealth.link/CNBCTrump

In the next few months many of us will be voting for either conservative or liberal candidates that will take America down a path of freedom or socialism, free enterprise or more government control, less or more taxes.

Millions of conservatives will be voting one way while unknowingly supporting another way. How can this be? Conservatives unknowingly invest millions of dollars every day in major companies that support liberal candidates and agendas through their retirement plans, brokerage accounts, banks and financial advisors. For a conservative voter this IS totally counterproductive, polarizing and makes no sense at all.

Welcome to Values Based Investing where conservative voters can align how they invest with how they vote. Values based Investing is always looking to invest in companies that are making a positive impact in our society.

So how can your vote align with your investments? Values and Faith based Investing.

For over 25 years CIS Wealth Management has been committed to helping those who vote for pro life, pro family, candidates to invest the same way with these same values in their retirement and savings plans. There are more choices today than ever before as conservatives continue to find out they CAN ACTUALLY invest the same way they vote and believe. CIS continues to be committed solely to Valued Based Investing and as long as I’m the CEO you can rest assured it will stay this way because I hate being counterproductive.

Matthew 12:25 – Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

Psalm 1:1 – Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

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