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What History Tells us about US Presidential Elections and the Market

What History Tells us About US Presidential Elections and the Market

It’s time to dust off this fantastic chart again as we approach another important election. Each time we approach important election cycles, we start hearing the media talk about what’s going to happen in the markets when so and so gets elected. In these times it’s tempting to look for a connection between who wins the White House and which way stocks will go. But regardless who wins, nearly a century of returns shows that stocks have trended upward.

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