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The Politics of Investing

March 01, 2024

Exploring the intersection of politics and finance, few topics draw as much intrigue and speculation as the impact of election cycles on the stock market. With each election year comes a heightened sense of anticipation and scrutiny as investors eagerly assess how political shifts might influence their portfolios. This piece from Brighthouse Financial will delve into the historical data and trends, uncovering the fascinating dynamics of stock market returns during election years. 

The moral of the story: Stick with your investment strategy regardless of the outcome. There are far too many variables at play to attempt to anticipate the stock market's direction based on one election.

 SP Performance in Election Years