Does the Stock Market Care Which Presidential Candidate Wins?

Since our firm was founded in 1991, we have experienced eight unique election cycles and four (soon to be five) different U.S. presidents.  As we approach the November 8th presidential election, many investors may be feeling anxious about the outcome of the vote and any potential effect it may have on the stock market. As the media continues to produce headlines and forecasts designed to invoke fear, we provide some perspective on this important topic.