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Average stock market returns after Republican election wins are not great
Thursday 26 Jan 2017 Author: William Cain

Investors hoping for a strong stock market run following Donald Trump’s inauguration may be disappointed.

First year returns on the S&P 500 after the election of a Republican president average -1.2%. And comparisons between Trump’s election and the 1980 incumbent Ronald Reagan are even less appealing.

The US stock market index fell 9.2% in Reagan’s first year though rallied 27.7% on the president’s re-election for a second term in 1984. Average gains in the first year of Democrat presidential wins were 13.2%.

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