The frenzy surrounding US election cycles often causes investors concern about how their portfolios will fare under a Republican or Democratic administration. Perceptions, including beliefs about which political party will be better for investors, may overshadow their investment strategies. But a long-term look at the performance of the S&P 500 Index can help investors maintain perspective. Here are 10 reasons to stay the course during the next election.
Market Performance and Party Affiliation
A hypothetical $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 Index in 1961 would have grown to more than $4 million as of December 31, 2022.
A financial professional can help you build a portfolio that’s right for you regardless of what’s happening in Washington, D.C.
S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted price index composed of 500 widely held common stocks. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Indices are unmanaged and not available for direct investment.
1 Apple, “New Research Highlights Job Growth, Global Success of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs on the App Store,” 5/25/22.
2 Apple, “Meeting Pandemic Challenges, Apple Developers Grow Total Billings and Sales in the App Store Ecosystem by 24 Percent to $643 Billion in 2020, 6/2/21
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.
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