As we all know this election cycle has offered many surprises to say the least. So, what does this mean to both the economy and the markets? While it’s interesting to look back at history, no one knows for sure what will happen in the next few weeks. What we do know is that October is historically a volatile month and the markets don’t like uncertainty. However, while we anticipate market swings in the short run we continue to remain focused on the long run. The article below gives some historical background on elections and market outcomes that I found interesting and wanted to share with you.
How Presidential Elections Affect the Markets
Mary Ann Bartels – ML