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Since 1926, the S&P 500 has provided an average return of 15.4% when a Democrat was...

Since 1926, the S&P 500 has provided an average return of 15.4% when a Democrat was president vs. 7.8% under Republican leaders. However, the trend could be misleading, as research suggests that that Fed monetary policy is much more important. Since 1965, large stocks have provided a yearly return that's almost 12 percentage points greater when the Fed was lowering rates than when it was raising them.
 
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  • bbro
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    There is a better metric to know where you are in the business cycle...
    21 Oct 2012, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Or make Obama president for life. Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. Socialism works,let us stop kidding ourselves .

     

    Pelosi could run general motors is my suggestion, and Biden could take over apple.
    21 Oct 2012, 09:20 AM Reply Like
  • Lewis Whokeyser
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    I hope this is a bad attempt at sarcasm rather than a seriosly held belief. Obama has been a disaster for the economy.
    21 Oct 2012, 01:13 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    The "party of no" hasn't exactly been positive for the economy.
    22 Oct 2012, 10:08 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    This analysis ignores the role of Congress...you know, the People who actually write the laws
    21 Oct 2012, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    I love this site for its endless hypocritical entertainment. If those stats had been reversed, all the usual suspects would be crowing about how GOP was better for the economy.
    21 Oct 2012, 10:34 AM Reply Like
  • Lewis Whokeyser
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    Clinton with a Democrat Congress was a financial disaster. Clinton with a Republican Congress creted a surplus. How do you explain that?
    21 Oct 2012, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    I am not trying to make a case that "Democrats are good". I'm just laughing at the partisanship on this site. I mock hypocrisy on both sides.
    21 Oct 2012, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Clinton enjoyed and squandered the 'peace dividend' that Reagan worked so hard for.
    21 Oct 2012, 07:40 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    "I mock hypocrisy on both sides."

     

    We are dealing with two different evils when talking about politics and political parties. To the casual observer it might seem that they are essentially the same, however they are not.

     

    We've been brought up to think that government is good and business is bad, but that is not the case. Government is like a disease that kills it's host. More government means a ruined America. That is why the constitution is supposed to limit what the federal government can do.

     

    So while all politicians are evil, all politicians are thieves, and no politician should be trusted, there is really a difference between the long term affect of Democrats and Republicans.

     

    But that is not the reason why we should have Republicans in office. The simple fact of the matter is that the Media have chosen sides and they will never hold a Democrat Congress or Democrat President accountable for their actions. They will however, hold Republicans accountable and that is exactly why we should elect Republicans.

     

    It is the only way we have a chance to get something positive done where the Media is watching and reporting every detail.
    23 Oct 2012, 11:13 AM Reply Like
  • Tricky
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    That "peace dividend" was financed through a lot of deficits and debt. But fortunately for future generations "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter" (Dick Cheney)
    23 Oct 2012, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    There is a huge difference between casual and causal relationships. More journalistic propaganda.
    21 Oct 2012, 10:33 PM Reply Like
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