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Chart of the Week: Stock Market During Presidential Election Years

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On October 30, 2003 @ 11:55 am In Finance | Comments Disabled

Historically, the Presidential election cycle has provided good guidance as to the lows and highs of market rallies.

Stock Market During Presidential Election Years
stock_market_and_election_years.gif [1]

Source: Pinnacle Data, Chart of the Day [1]

As we mentioned in September 2002, the period leading up to the mid-term election is often the low market point in a President’s term; Similarly, market peaks often happen in years when there is a Presidential election.

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Quote: “October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.”
-Mark Twain [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://www.chartoftheday.com/20031029.htm

[2] AOL’s Happy Secret: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/28/technology/28place.html

[3] What You Don’t Know About Dell: http://businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_44/b3856001_mz001.htm

[4] Bad News Not Cause of Bear Market : http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,100921,00.html

[5] Mergers and the supersizing of business: http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1030/p03s01-usec.html

[6] Inflation Hits China Amid Surging Demand: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB106737477244521300,00.html

[7] Europe Is Shooting Itself in the Foot: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/30/business/30scene.html

[8] Mark Twain: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/marktwain129981.html

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