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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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Portfolio Check-Up Considerations for 2020

Portfolio check-up considerations for 2020 The fastest stock market decline in history, city wide lock-downs, social distancing, record U.S. unemployment, massive economic stimulus, widespread civil protests — the year is only half over and already it’s one for the records. Whether you believe the worst is past or you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop, even the most diligent may be wondering what’s going to happen next, and what, if anything to do about it. We recommend considering these portfolio check-ups given the current environment.