Stocks have an incredible track record of picking the President ahead of the election. The S&P 500’s price performance during the three calendar months leading up to the presidential election has predicted whether the President would be re-elected or replaced with 86% and 88% accuracy, respectively. We’re only 15 days into this indicator but, so far, it’s pointing to the incumbent. [There’s more! Read on.] Words: 250
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Ro goes on to say:
Earlier this year, Sam Stovall, stock market historian and Chief Investment Strategist of S&P Capital IQ wrote about the above in his Standard & Poor’s Stovall’s Sector Watch, going on to say:
- An S&P 500 price rise from July 31 through October 31 traditionally has predicted the reelection of the incumbent person or party,
- a price decline during this period has pointed to a replacement.
- Since 1948, this election-prognostication technique did an excellent job, in our view, recording an 88% accuracy rate in predicting the re-election of the party in power (it failed in 1968).
- What’s more, it recorded an 86% accuracy rate of identifying when the party in power would be replaced (it failed in 1956).
- Therefore, pay attention to the market’s performance in the three months leading up to the presidential election, as it will probably do a better job than the plethora of political pundits prognosticating on the presidency.”
We’re only 15 days into this indicator but, so far, it’s pointing to the incumbent. Here’s a chart of the S&P 500 since July 31.
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