As we hurtle toward the inevitable showdown between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney, the question is: will the economy rebound enough to keep the incumbent in the Oval Office or will the jobless recovery put the Republican candidate on top?

Senior Editor Lorie Konish put the question to Hans Olsen in this month's Five Questions. Olsen, head of Americas Investment Strategy at Barclays Wealth, concludes that the consumer will be one of the deciding factors. But you have to read all of his insights as to what advisors need to keep in mind for their clients during this presidential election year.

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