Chart of the Month
(D) Democrat, (R) Republican, 1937 - Present
Source: Morningstar and Hartford Funds. Data starts on January 1 of the year following each November midterm election. US equity is represented by S&P 500 Index. US equity is represented by S&P 500 Index, which is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The performance shown above is index performance and is not representative of any Hartford fund’s performance. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment.
Stat of the Month
For the second quarter of 2018, 80% of S&P 500 companies reported a positive earnings-per-share surprise and 73% reported a positive sales surprise.
Source: Factset Earnings Insight, 9/7/18. Earnings per share is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock.