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Factoid of the Day Thursday, December 18, 2014
Analysts at Credit Suisse revealed that in the 21 midterm election years since 1930, the S&P 500 posted an average return of 7.4% in the 100 days following general election day and returned an average of 17.8% in the subsequent calendar year, according to MarketWatch.com. Sam Stovall, U.S. Equity Strategist at S&P Capital IQ, notes that the combination of a Democratic president and a unified Republican Congress has been accompanied by the best average performance (15.1% average spanning 8 years) for the S&P 500 since 1945. Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, notes that, since 1905, the stock market has always posted positive returns in years ending in “5.” Here were the total returns posted by the S&P 500 since 1945: +36.44% (1945); +31.56% (1955); +12.45% (1965); +37.20% (1975); +32.16% (1985); +37.43% (1995); and +4.91% (2005).
 
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