What Will the Election Do to the Market?

Whatever the outcome, stay calm. Corporate earnings, Fed policy and macroeconomic trends will likely hold sway.

Wall Street had a rather calm summer. Will volatility increase before and after Election Day?

So far, the market is performing roughly in line with historical patterns. In 19 of the prior 22 presidential election years, Standard & Poor's 500-stock index advanced from June through October. The median gain for the index during that five-month period: 4.1%.

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Greg O'Donnell, Investment Adviser
Founder, O'Donnell Financial Group

Greg O'Donnell is the CEO and founder of O'Donnell Financial Group (www.ODonnellFinancialGroup.com). His mission over the course of three decades has been to guide people to pursue and maintain a healthy financial life plan that accomplishes their goals.