Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Impact of Elections on Markets - Does it Matter Who Wins?


Pathways Advisory Group, Inc.
Whitney Kelley, CFP®








Can you believe it? It's already election week! We recently wrote an article in our Newsletter about the impact of Elections on Markets.  You can check it out on our website if you missed it!  We learned that based on the history of the S&P, going back to 1929, markets have rewarded long-term investors, regardless of who our president is or what political party is in power.  

If you want to dive a little deeper, Dimensional Fund Advisors has created an interactive chart of what $100 looks like invested since 1929, through the various Presidents.  This chart allows you to click on each President and see how the market behaved during their term.  It also gives insight to the overall economy during that period.  


Studying the past does not predict the future, but it does allow us to learn from Markets and how they have behaved through uncertainty and elections over time. 

Hopefully, this will give you one less thing to worry about on November 3rd!

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