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November 16, 2020

History points to post-election gains for Wall Street

  • Stocks typically post solid gains following an election, no matter which party controls the White House or Congress.
  • By DAMIAN J. TROISE
    AP Business Writer

    Wall Street is moving past the uncertainty of election season and, if history is a guide, investors can indeed breathe a sigh of relief.

    Stocks typically post solid gains following an election, no matter which party controls the White House or Congress. On average the S&P 500 gains 8.1% in the year after the election, according to data from the research firm CFRA.


     
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