The frenzy surrounding a US Presidential Election Cycle often causes investors concern about how their portfolios will fare under a Republican or Democratic administration. In reality, many more factors contribute to stock market performance.

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 cycle.

10 Things You Should Know About Politics & Investing

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