“How much weight does history ultimately hold? Perhaps not much. It is intriguing, and some analysts would instruct you to pay more attention to it rather than less. Historical “norms” are easily upended, however,” writes Losey. “Take 2008, the election year that brought us a bear market disaster. The year 2000 also brought an S&P 500 loss. While a presidential election undoubtedly affects Wall Street every four years, it is just one of many factors in determining a year’s market performance.”
Some of topics that Bill Losey discusses include:
• The Dow hasn’t done that well when the presidency has changed hands
• Overall, election years have been good for the blue chips
• Do stocks respond if a particular party has control of Congress?
• Could the Dow actually help determine who wins the White House?
• Bulls have run in many fourth quarters of election years.
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Bill Losey, CFP®, caters to women and couples (age 50-70) who seek to reduce post-retirement risk and generate a predictable, sustainable, increasing stream of retirement income they won’t outlive. As a qualified professional in the areas of retirement strategies, personal finance and investment management, Bill has been seen and heard on hundreds of TV and radio stations such as FOX News, NPR, CBS News, CNBC, Business Week, TIME, AARP, U.S. News & World Report, and Oprah & Friends.
Bill has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry and is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and Certified Retirement Coach. He is the owner of Bill Losey Retirement Solutions, LLC, a fee-based registered investment advisory firm serving a small nationwide clientele. Bill is the author of Retire in a Weekend! The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Making Work Optional and he publishes Retirement Intelligence®
In his leisure time, Billy, as his friends call him, loves to sing. He is an accomplished vocalist and has performed the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden, the Pepsi Arena, and other sporting venues. Currently Bill is the lead singer of a vocal duo called The New York Lounge Lizards. He has been married for nearly 25 years to his wife Tori. Together they have three sons, two dogs, and one fish.
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