Second Quarter 2016 – S&P 500 Index Returns In U.S. Presidential Election Years

There are many factors that impact stock market returns, but one common concern of investors is how the stock market will be impacted by a change in America’s President. In past election years, the S&P 500 Index has seen more positive performance than negative. Below we take a look at S&P 500 Index performance during presidential election years, which have historically provided positive gains for stocks.

S&P Total ReturnsHistorical U.S. Pres Election Results



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