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May 6, 2024

In this episode, Bryan Kuderna discusses investing in an election year. He provides an overview of the current political landscape and its potential impact on the stock market. Kuderna also explores the historical performance of the stock market during election years and highlights the influence of the Federal Reserve. He concludes by offering insights and considerations for investors in the coming months.
  • Investors have seen positive returns in 20 out of 24 election years.
  • The average election year return when a Republican wins the White House has been 15.3%, compared to 9% when a Democrat wins.
  • Presidents seeking reelection often take actions to pump up the stock market, such as fiscal stimulus and pro-growth regulation.
  • The Federal Reserve has been active in election years, with rate hikes or cuts occurring in every election year since 1980.
  • A crashing stock market is challenging for a sitting president to win reelection.
  • Investors should keep an eye on the stock market and consider the potential impact of political and economic factors in the coming months.

*Stock Market Data Source: Morningstar / Ibbotson Associates. 

** This material is for general information only and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. To determine which investment(s) may be appropriate for you, please consult your financial professional prior to investing.  Investing involves risks including possible loss of principal. No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee return or eliminate risk.  Index performance is not indicative of the performance of any investment and does not reflect fees, expenses, or sales charges. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. 

This podcast is for informational purposes only. Guest speakers and their firms are not affiliated with or endorsed by PAS or Guardian. This material contains the current opinions of the speakers but not necessarily those of PAS, Guardian or its subsidiaries and such opinions are subject to change without notice. None of the organizations mentioned in this podcast have any affiliation with Guardian or PAS. Bryan Kuderna is a Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). OSJ: 50 Tice Blvd. Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 (973)244-4420. Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Kuderna Financial Team is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. CA Insurance License #OK04194

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