US Presidential Party Elections and their impact on the market economy.

On average when a Democrat President is elected the markets react positively and increase in value. Whereas when a Republican President is elected there is a mixed reaction with the market. Source: https://blogs-images.forbes.com/peterlazaroff/files/2016/07/2016-07-20-President-Market-Data.jpg

Events

Dwight D. Eisenhower elected to second term - Republican

1/21/1957 - 1/19/1961

Stock market return was 34%.

John F. Kennedy elected president - Democrat

1/20/1961 - 1/19/1965

Stock market return was 45%.

Lyndon B. Johnson - Democratic president

1/20/1965 - 1/19/1969

Stock market return was 17%.

Richard M. Nixon - elected Republican president

1/20/1969 - 1/19/1973

Stock market return was 16%.

Gerald R. Ford - Republican President

1/20/1973 - 1/19/1977

Stock market decreased by 13%.

Jimmy Carter - elected Democrat President

1/20/1977 - 1/19/1981

Stock market return was 27%.

Ronald Reagan - elected Republican President

1/20/1981 - 1/20/1985

Stock market return was 27.5%.