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Political Gridlock is Good for Investing

By JLP | November 3, 2010

As a conservative, I was hoping for a GOP takeover of the Senate along with House. It didn’t happen. Oh well. Regardless, if history means anything, having a house of one party and a president of different party is good news for the stock market. Take a look at the following graphic I put together using the information from this piece:

What will the future hold? We shall see…

Topics: Politics | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Political Gridlock is Good for Investing”

  1. Jadem Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Is Jimmy Carter in there somewhere and I just missed it?

  2. JLP Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:31 pm


    I was only looking at presidencies that faced different political parties in congress.

  3. Ron Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Right now Clinton is thanking Gore for inventing the Internets

  4. BG Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I predict the new R-house will raise the national debt cap (currently at $14.3 trillion) so that they can pass the bush-tax cut extensions for the top 3% of earners — all funded by Chinese debt.


  5. Dan Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Mohammed El-Arian, CEO of bond giant Pimco, thinks political gridlock will be counterproductive for the economy and the market in the face of a balance-sheet recession.

  6. Dave@50plusfinance Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Boy I am glad the election is over. I agree gridlock is good for the stock market. Whenever these politicians do anything it makes me and a lot of people nervous. Its better they don’t do anything. The numbers prove this. A quote from Lewis Black,”Republicans think up bad ideas and Democrats figure out how to make them worse