Sunday , 25 October 2020


Average Annual Returns During 4-Yr. Presidential Cycle

…Politicians try to juice up the economy during election years to improve their chances of re-election…but after the election is over and the next election is far away, they reverse the course and restrict the fiscal and monetary stimuli. Thus, major elections produce economic booms and busts, as politicians try to create an artificial boom before every election and take advantage of voters’ short-sightedness.

The chart below shows the average annual returns of gold, silver, the general stock market (S&P 500) and gold equity indices (XAU and HUI)…

Average annual return of S&P, gold, silver, XAU Index and HUI Index in presidential election cycles

As can be seen, there is hardly any clear pattern…

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