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Rajveer Rawlin received his MBA in finance from the Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK. He is an avid market watcher having followed capital markets in the US and India since 1993. His research interests includes areas of Capital Markets, Banking, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management and has over 20 years of experience in the above areas covering the US and Indian Markets. He has several publications in the above areas. The views expressed here are his own and should not be construed as advice to buy or sell securities.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Chart of the Week - Stock Returns from August to October Forecast U.S President

The chart of the week comes from LPL Financial Research and shows that stock market performance in the August-October period has an uncanny ability to determine the winner of the U.S presidential race. A strong performance has often favored the incumbent while negative returns favor the challenger as can be seen below:

stock market and US president

As things stand it is not looking good for the democrats as per the info-graphic below from
Adam Hamilton of Zeal LLC:

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