How Has S&P 500 (SPY) Historically Performed After Every US Election? It Has Been Up 82% Times Since 1996

PALO ALTO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 6, 2018 / Every election brings a new set of unpredictability in the politics, economic policies and stock markets. The 2018 midterm election has been one of the hottest elections in the modern history creating unprecedented level of uncertainty in the market.

With every election, the main question for investors is how did the past US elections impact the overall stock market? Was there any effect on key sectors such as technology or healthcare? How was the market performance when democrats won the election vs. republicans won the election?

We analyzed the performance of SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) for each election year from 1996 to 2016. Specifically, we selected the trade strategy:

Buy Date: One day after election date
Sell Date: Sixty days after election date

For US elections from 1996 to 2016, the above SPY trade was profitable 82% (9/11 times) with average return of 2.56%.

The trade was profitable independent of whichever party won the election. The trade was unprofitable only in 2000 and 2008 when the entire markets were crashing. Additional details of above trade are at:

We have also analyzed impact of US elections on Technology Sector ETF (XLK) and Healthcare Sector ETF (XLV). The details of these trades are at :



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