How Much Impact Does the President Have on Stocks?

The anticipation building up to elections often brings with it questions about how financial markets will respond. But the outcome of an election is only one of many inputs to the market. Dimensional Funds' interactive exhibit examines market and economic data for nearly 100 years of US presidential terms and shows a consistent upward march for US equities regardless of the administration in place. This is an important lesson on the benefits of a long-term investment approach. Please click on the link below for the exhibit:

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Thoughts on Market Volatility in Light of Coronavirus

Market volatility is unnerving to the average investor.  The huge swings in the market we are currently experiencing due to the Coronavirus is particularly so, even to the savviest of investors.  These are the times that test our intestinal fortitude.  Please read the following articles from a couple fund companies discussing the history of long term investing versus market timing.

Dimensional on Recent Market Volatility

A Transformed Investor's Reaction to Coronavirus

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