Brian Perry

Brian has been actively involved in the financial markets for more than 20 years and has worked as a portfolio manager, strategist, and trader. At Pure Financial Advisors, Brian uses his extensive investment background and focus on behavioral finance to help clients navigate turbulent markets and stay on course towards their financial goals. Prior to [...]


Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

As President of Pure Financial Advisors, Joe Anderson has led the company to achieve over $2 billion in assets under management and has grown their client base to over 2,160 in just ten years of the firm opening. When Joe began working with Pure Financial in 2008, they had almost no clients, negative revenue and no [...]

Alan Clopine

Alan Clopine is the CEO & CFO of Pure Financial Advisors. As CEO he currently leads Pure Financial Advisors along with our executive team. As CFO he is responsible for the financial operations of the company. Alan joined the firm about one year after it was established. At that time the company had less than [...]

The U.S. Presidential campaigns are full of threats claiming that if one side or the other wins, the market will dip or surge. Does the party of the person who becomes the commander-in-chief really drive the market in one direction or the other? Financial professionals Joe Anderson and Alan Clopine take a historical look at the numbers to see if one party or the other has a bigger impact on the stock market. You may find the results surprising.

Important Points:

(01:09) – Investor Perceptions

(01:56) – Market Returns & Elections

  • Historical Performance
  • Red vs. Blue
  • What This All Means to You
  • Practice Sound Investment Principles

(02:54) – Avoid Emotional Investing

(04:04) – Election Trends

(05:00) – Red vs. Blue

(07:11) – Presidential Election Years Throughout History

(11:25) – Avoid Emotional Investing

(12:29) – Control Shifted Back and Forth

(13:29) – Investing Under a Trump or Biden Presidency

(15:16) – Investment Strategies

(20:23) – Tax Strategies

(22:30) – Long-Term Investors Rewarded

(23:06) – Ask the Experts

(24:30) – Pure Takeaway: Market Returns & Elections

  • Markets Don’t Bet on Red Or Blue
  • Market Timing During an Election Year is Risky
  • Stick To Sound Investment Principles
  • Markets Tend to Reward Long-Term Investors

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