'Twas the weeks before election
And all through the land
Voters are curious...
Who's next to take the stand?
Will we have our first female President?
Or will Trump be our Leader?
Voters may feel uncertain
As to whether they can trust either.
As we are bombarded with debates
And at times childish behavior,
We may wonder how the election
May cause our investment portfolios to waiver.
We urge you to remember
The markets are based on earnings.
It’s a presidential election year and with that comes the invariable stock market correlations seeking to predict election results or forecast the market’s direction. On one hand, the performance of the stock market during the two months leading up to the election has been somewhat of a predictor of who will win the race. On the other hand, we try to predict the direction of the market based on who wins the election.