Election Uncertainty: Will Outcome Impact the Markets?

By Alliance Bernstein via Iris.xyz

With the US elections around the corner, many investors are wondering how the outcome might impact the stock market.

History shows that US large-cap stocks have generally performed well in election years—no matter who wins.

Election years often make investors uneasy, but the stock market tends to shrug off political risk. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 6.6% on average in the second half of election years from 1900 through 2012.