Election years tend to be positive for the stock market.

The S&P 500 has been up 12 of the last 15 Presidential election years since 1952 by an average of 8%.  In addition, the outcome of the election has been coincidental if not predicted by the performance of the stock market in January of the Presidential election year.  As the following table from Investor’s Business Daily points out, if a major market index is up by at least 5.8% in January then the incumbent loses and the challenger wins.  The supposition is that since the NASDAQ gained 8% in January that President Obama will lose in November.  Jeb Terry, Sr. February 9, 2012

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