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Read How the Election Year Impacts the Stock Market and View a Finance Panel Discussing Election Economics

The debates may be over, but the election economics are still a vital part of the news. A recent GBR article discusses how the presidential elections influence the stock market and a new video discusses the economic status and how the elections and political turmoil impacts investors.


Recently the Graziadio Business Review posted “The Four-Year U.S. Presidential Cycle and the Stock Market” by Marshall Nickles, EdD, and Nelson Granados, PhD. This article is a follow-up to Nickels popular article in 2004, “Presidential Elections and Stock Market Cycles.”

The newer article:

  1. Provides evidence of the relationship between economics, politics, and the four-year presidential cycle;
  2. 2. Includes an analysis of stock market performance during the 2008 period;
  3. 3. Introduces a risk measurement for the stock market and argues that the 2008 stock market crash should be considered an anomaly; and
  4. 4. Concludes that the four year presidential stock market cycle is likely still in tack.


2012 is shaping up to be the year of global political change with important changes in the government in Russia, France, Italy, and of course the upcoming presidential election here in the United States. How will financial markets be influenced by such political turmoil and how can investors prepare?

In a recently posted video, a Pepperdine finance panel discusses: “Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets.” Panelists include: Davide Accomazzo, adjunct professor of finance; Edward Fredericks, practitioner faculty of finance; Clemens Kownatzki, adjunct professor of financial risk management; Michael Shires, PhD, associate professor of public policy.

The video is broken into 3 sections:

  • Video 1: “Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets
  • Video 2: “The Fiscal Cliff”
  • Video 3: “Monetary Policy and Politics”

Click here for the article “The Four-Year U.S. Presidential Cycle and the Stock Market”
Click her for the video “Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets”

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