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Cyaphas

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Presidential election Cycles
« on: May 28, 2016, 02:48:09 PM »
https://gbr.pepperdine.edu/2010/08/presidential-elections-and-stock-market-cycles/


Table 3 is pretty interesting.

Personally I'm on a wait until after the election to invest. But still, the returns difference on those two investors is pretty ridiculous.

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Re: Presidential election Cycles
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 02:53:08 PM »
We're pattern finding machines, even if there may not be an actual pattern.

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Re: Presidential election Cycles
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 04:01:13 PM »
Why do S&P 500 index funds, which ignore this pattern, keep beating 80-90% of active fund managers, who know about this pattern?

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Re: Presidential election Cycles
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 12:35:47 PM »
Personally I'm on a wait until after the election to invest. But still, the returns difference on those two investors is pretty ridiculous.

I thought about this as well given that the two candidates share amazingly negative favorability ratings... then I realized that if I was thinking that, then a lot of others were... and it probably was just a waste of time trying to time investments... so my recent lump sum chugs along DCA over next few months.