The Election and the Stock Market
The months leading up to a presidential election is one of my least favorite times. The non-stop political ads, the unsolicited phone calls and text messages, and the never-ending arguments on social media can be stressful and overwhelming. It almost seems the election season tends to bring out the worst in some people.
But this Benedict Brief is not about personal preferences, it’s about the election and the stock market. We’ve received a lot of questions over the last few weeks regarding this topic, so we thought we should share our thoughts on the subject.
A typical question is something like, “Should we get out of the market before the election?”
Most of you probably know our answer to that question, but let’s look at some facts and history: