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How Presidential Elections Tilt the Stock Market, by the Numbers

The S&P 500 seems to prefer incumbents

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14.4%: That’s how much the S&P 500 has gained on average in the year following an election in which the incumbent party is reelected, compared to a -1% change when a new party takes power, according to research by The Hustle and Toggle




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