Optimal Investment Strategy: Being Bipartisan vs. Partisan

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From: Invesco

Investors would have been better off “bipartisan” (fully invested) vs. “partisan”

Hypothetically, the best-performing portfolio during the past 127 years was the “bipartisan” one that stayed fully invested during both Democratic and Republican administrations.

A “partisan” portfolio, only invested during times when a single party held the White House, underperformed by a wide margin.

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Source: Invesco, Haver. Invesco, “Trending Conversations: People care about elections. Markets don’t,” 9/30/23. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted index of the 30 largest, most widely held stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange. An investment cannot be made in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.