White Paper


December 2012  
Market Performance and the Party in Power: Is there a connection? Janus

As the 2012 Presidential election heads toward the tape, claims about the impact of a Democratic or Republican victory on U.S. securities-markets pop up frequently. Predictions tend to focus on two areas: Presidential cycle theory and the market impact of election/re-election of a Democrat or Republican to the White House. In this paper, we address the question, should investors take these predictions to heart and, more importantly, apply them to their asset allocations?

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