Political Gridlock is Good for Investing

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…

6 responses to Political Gridlock is Good for Investing

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

  2. Jadem,

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

  3. Right now Clinton is thanking Gore for inventing the Internets

  4. 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. 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. 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