By Skyline On Thursday, October 01 st, 2020 · In ,

FIELD NOTE: OCTOBER 2020

HOW MUCH IMPACT DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE ON STOCKS?

It’s natural for investors to look for a connection between who wins the White House and which way stocks will go. But as nearly a century of returns shows, stocks have trended upward across administrations from both parties.

• Shareholders are investing in companies, not a political party. And companies focus on serving their customers and growing their businesses, regardless of who is in the White House.

• US presidents may have an impact on market returns, but so do hundreds, if not thousands, of other factors—the actions of foreign leaders, a global pandemic, interest rate changes, rising and falling oil prices, and technological advances, just to name a few.

GROWTH OF $100 (MARCH 4, 1929-JUNE 30, 2020)

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Stocks have rewarded disciplined investors for decades, through Democratic and Republican presidencies. It’s an important lesson on the benefits of a long-term investment approach. Contact a Skyline advisor today to learn more about the benefits of a long term investment approach.

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