Chart of the Week: Stock Market During Presidential Election Years

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

Stock Market During Presidential Election Years

Source: Pinnacle Data, Chart of the Day

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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