The Effect of Presidential Elections in Charts

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The parties occupying the White House and Legislature are just one of many variables that can affect investments. For example, the 2008 Financial Crisis created systematic risk for Presidents Bush and Obama, while the global pandemic in 2020 impacted the market beyond the control of Presidents Trump and Biden.

The most important takeaway: while elections may create some short-term uncertainty, focusing on long-term investing goals should always be the most important factor in investment decision-making.

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