We all have our political views. We all have a series of policies that we think would make the world a better place than it is today. And in the polarized world we are in today, most people are more entrenched in these views than they ever have been.
No matter what you think about politics, though, it is important to understand that it is likely best to separate those views from what you do with your investment portfolio. In this episode, we look at the historical data to explain why which party controls the White House is not likely predictive of how the market will perform.
- The historical performance of the market under Democratic and Republican administrations;
- The importance of sample size when judging historical returns;
- The role of the lag in the impact of economic policies;
- Why the policies of both parties going forward may be more similar than you think.
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Show Notes & Links:
- Jack’s Article: The Importance of Separating Your Politics From Your Portfolio