Which side are you on?
Well, clearly, it’s the silly season again. The 2024 presidential race is heating up, and so is the rhetoric:
- On December 15, 2023, President Joe Biden released a campaign video, poking fun at his opponent, President Donald Trump.
- The video is a sly one. It begins with footage of Trump from 2020, giving a dramatic speech, making this statement: ‘If Biden wins, you’re gonna have a stock market collapse the likes of which you’ve never had.’
- Then the video transitions to a cunning montage. We are shown clips of Joe Biden grinning, looking triumphant. Why? Well, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit an an-all time high in December 2023, setting a fresh record. It has gone above 37,000 points.
- The suggestion is clear: Biden has defied Trump’s doomsday prediction, steering the market to greater heights.
Uh-huh. This is great advertising. But here’s the thing — both Biden and Trump are totally wrong. They are misrepresenting how the market works:
- The market is actually a dynamic environment of push and pull; supply and demand; production and consumption.
- In fact, the market is the sum total of millions of entrepreneurs, workers, and consumers. And within this competitive space, businesses are striving to solve problems. Create products and services. Generate value and income.
Source: City Index
- So, as much as Democrats and Republicans may try to hijack the storyline for their respective campaigns, the historical trend is pretty clear. The market is neither conservative nor liberal. In fact, it’s politically agnostic. The market’s sole desire is to create compounded growth.
Still, are you feeling anxious right now? Are you feeling jittery about what will happen during this election cycle? Well, you might like to think of the big picture:
- Despite the drama, this cycle is usually positive for the stock market. In fact, an analysis of all election years dating back to 1928 reveals that the stock market has been positive 83% of the time. These historical patterns may represent an opportunity hiding in plain sight.
Source: Business Insider
- According to Tom Lee from research firm Fundstrat, a distinct softening in early 2024 is to be expected. This is especially true since we’ve had an exceptionally strong November and December 2023.
- So, this consolidation is not to be feared, but it may actually provide a brief opening for attentive investors. Indeed, it’s a chance to buy before the market marches higher.
- Like many observers, I am watching the presidential race play out with morbid fascination. The sound and the fury this cycle generates is second to none. It’s the greatest show on Earth.
- However, I won’t lose sight of this fact — when the dust clears, regardless of who’s in the White House, the market will likely digest the news and move on. It will be business as usual.
- We shouldn’t forget: the market is like a finely tuned symphony orchestra. It comes together create its own pitch and rhythm. Always has. Always will be.
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Analyst, Wealth Morning
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