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Year 2 of the Presidential Cycle – The Historical Record

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On January 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am In Investing,Politics | Comments Disabled

Yet another fascinating pair of charts from The Chart Store [1] — this one, looking at market performance based Presidential Cycles

Ron Griess notes that:

Stock market action during the Presidential Cycle is often an interesting topic.  We present below the historical record ofthe Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in the second calendar year of the cycle.  We begin with a statistical table of all second calendar years of the Presidential Cycle since 1889.

Year 2 of the Presidential Cycle – The Historical Record


The following table breaks down the same statistics by political party.


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