Q: Regardless of the outcome, will the stock market fall significantly after the Nov. 8 election?
Bob’s Answer: NO.
The stock market has never reacted significantly to our presidential elections and this time will be no different. Interestingly, the combination of a Democrat president and a Republican Congress has produced the best historical returns for the stock market since 1961. The outcome of this presidential election and also the congressional races will have a large impact on taxes, health care, immigration policies and federal regulations, but not the stock market.