The following is an excerpt from John Kimelman | July 18, 2016 | Barrons.com |
If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, your investment portfolio might have to take a hit in order to see your man in the White House next January.
But if you’re for Hillary Clinton, you may get to have your cake and eat it too – a fatter portfolio and the first woman president.
As Bloomberg points out, history suggests that a rising stock market in the months leading up to the a November presidential election bodes quite well for the candidate representing the political party already in the White House. Conversely, a falling stock market during that period gives a lift to the candidate whose party is seeking to reclaim the White House.
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