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Does your stock exposure change based on whos in Power?

Yes and I lean R
Yes and I lean D
No and I lean R
No and I lean D
No and I am independent

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anisotropy

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Do you do this
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:06:10 PM »
A social phenomenon observed regarding investment choices in relation who's in power.

"Following the election, Republicans were more likely than Democrats to increase their investments in U.S. stocks, according to a working paper circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-01/republican-voters-bet-on-stocks-after-trump-win-dems-didn-t

The reverse is also true when we had Dem presidents (most recently Obama 09-16), Rs avoided the market in comparison.

I am curious, do you personally act the same way?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2018, 05:08:13 PM by anisotropy »

Laserjet3051

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Re: Do you do this
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 05:46:27 PM »
As an individual that truly believes and practices core principles espoused by the boglehead community, of course, I would never invest according to who is in power. In fact, folks who DO this in my personal life including colleagues at work promptly receive the butt end of my ridicule. Some of them now, two years later, are starting to admit that I "may" have been right. To each his own, I could care less how anyone else's portfolio is doing. :)

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Re: Do you do this
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 06:01:43 PM »
Nope.  My asset allocation determines my investments to make.  Changing that by who is in power sounds an awful lot like market timing because you think you know what the future will be.