How Will The Presidential Election Affect The Stock Market?
We’ve reached that point in the election cycle where I've started getting questions, from both sides, about the effect of the upcoming election on the markets. “Surely,” the question goes (and note that it is not really a question), “if Candidate X wins, the market will tank for the following reasons . . .”
There were similar questions during the last election cycle. You may remember the predictions of doom if Trump were to win. You may also remember the election before that, with the predictions of doom if Obama (the socialist) were to win. Yet, in both cases, the markets did quite well. Despite the very real fears, the markets managed to move upward with both.
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