Why the Dow Usually Rallies After Midterm Elections (U.S. News & World Report)

U.S. News & World Report – Democrats and Republicans may both have something to celebrate in the months following the midterm elections: A stock market rally. From 1922 to 2006, the average gain of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the 90 trading days following midterms (roughly November until mid-March) was 8.5 percent, according to a new study authored by Brian Gendreau, market strategist for Financial Network. That’s almost 5 percent higher than the Dow’s gains in non-election years.

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