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

  • Shareholders are investing in companies, which 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 many other factors—the actions of foreign leaders, interest rate changes, changing oil prices, and technological advances, just to name a few.

Stocks have rewarded disciplined investors for decades, through both Democratic and Republican presidencies.

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