Stock market performance during the transition period between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents tends to be more dependent on the economic cycle (recession, recovery or expansion) than the election results.

History shows us that following the election, investors seem to turn their focus back to the economic outlook. During past transition periods between outgoing and incoming U.S. presidents, the global stock market has produced both gains and losses. Whether a gain or loss took place from election day to inauguration day depended on the economic cycle: losses during recessions and gains during recoveries or expansions.

Election Day to Inauguration Day: a test for global stock markets

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