Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

The U.S. Presidential Election is one month away and there's been lots of chatter in the media (and perhaps among your friends, peers and family) about what impact the Election might have on the stock market.  The following article from DFA provides some insight on prior Presidential Elections and historical stock market returns.  While past performance is no guarantee of future results, we thought you might find this data interesting.

DFA article on Presidential Elections and the Stock Market (October 2016)

As always, we recommend focusing your investment strategy on the things you can control based on the Science of Investing.  This includes having a diversified portfolio that reflects the appropriate amount of risk you're comfortable taking, rather than anticipating the outcome of certain events and/or reacting to those events.  If you have any questions about your portfolio, the upcoming Presidential Election, or any other items wtih your wealth management planning, please let us know.  We're always happy to discuss this with you.  

Thank you, and we hope all is well with you and your family!