Stock Market in Election Year


We get a lot of questions about our thoughts on the markets during election years. Everyone has an opinion, but more important than any opinion is unbiased statistics!

Here are some interesting observations: 1: Over the last 96 years, the average return while a Republican was President was almost 8% compared to almost 15% during a Democratic Presidency… 2: For the past 24 elections, the market has been positive in 83% of election years… 3: For the past 40 years, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks in the 6 months following a Presidential election… 4: The first-year market performance after a Republican has been elected was 12%, compared to 20% when a Democrat has been elected.

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