Dogs of the Dow - Presidential Cycle (1897 - Present)

Presidential Cycle (1897 - Present)


The following chart presents the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 4 year presidential cycle from 1897 to the present.

Dogs of the Dow - Average Presidential Cycle Chart (1897 - Present)
Point of Interest - Notice how the upward trend falters starting in the later part of the post election year. It is argued that any major economic policies that may cause hardship are implemented early in the presidential cycle with hopes that the economy will recover in time for the next election and hence improve the chance of re-election for the party in power.

Note 1: All data is believed to be from reliable sources.
Note 2: Past performance is in no way a guarantee of future results.


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