Politics and Its Effect on the Dow

 |  About: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)
by: Doug Short

Update: In the early hours of the morning after, it looks like we'll have a split Congress for the next two years.

While we await the outcome of the mid-term elections, let's take a look at how the Dow has performed under the various political configurations of the Presidency and Congress (click to enlarge):

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Over the long haul, there are no simple correlations between the market and the party in power.