Election

A Vote for Small Cap Stocks?

Earlier this year, some of you had the fortune of hearing Weston Wellington from Dimensional Fund Advisors speak on Redefining Investment Advice. In this article he shares how US small company stocks have outperformed US large company stocks since the election. This recent situation helps illustrate that returns happen quickly, unpredictably, and with large magnitude. And that it’s important to maintain constant exposure to areas of higher expected returns (i.e. small company stocks, value stocks, and high profitable stocks).

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Brad E.S. Tinnon
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Post-Election Market Performance

Perhaps you’ve been wondering why the stock market has been doing so well since the Presidential election.

Leading up to the election, it was widely expected that Hillary Clinton was going to win. Virtually every poll showed this. Then when it seemed that Donald Trump was poised to win, the stock market moved downward very sharply that night in after hours trading. But by morning, all of those losses evaporated and the market started trending upward and has posted phenomenal gains post-election.  Read more “Post-Election Market Performance”

Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

 

Making investment decisions based on the outcome of presidential elections is unlikely to result in reliable excess returns for investors. At best, any positive outcome will likely be the result of random luck. At worst, it can lead to costly mistakes.

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