Video: How Do Election Years Affect Investing Behavior?

March, 2024

During presidential election years, a question that often comes up is how do markets fare when a Democrat versus a Republican controls the White House? The historical data show there isn’t a statistically significant difference in market performance, regardless of who’s in power. However, an individual investor’s optimism about the party in power may impact their investment performance – and we’d encourage you to stick to your long-term plan no matter what happens this election year.

CWA’s strategic partner, Buckingham, and Chief Investment Officer Kevin Grogan, CFA, CFP, provide insight into the impact of presidential administrations on investor behavior.


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