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How Elections Move Markets in 5 Charts

Does the upcoming election mean it's time to reassess your portfolio? A historical look at presidential elections & the stock market can help you decide. A simple stock market metric has correctly predicted the winner in 20 of the last 23 presidential elections since 1936 — a track record that might make even the top pollsters jealous. If the S&P 500 Index is up in the three months prior to Election Day, the incumbent party usually wins. If markets are down during that period, the opposing party typically claims victory.

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February Market Insight

Global stocks fell sharply this week following confirmation that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread beyond China to Europe and South Korea, raising questions about the potential impact on global economic growth and business supply chains dependent on China. Investors are fearful that the spreading virus could sap both business and consumer demand and tip the economy over into a recession.