Midterm Elections & The Markets

By Dimensional Fund Advisors

A good reminder from DFA that markets have historically continued to provide returns over the long run irrespective of which party is in power at any given time.

It’s almost Election Day in the US once again. For those who need a brief civics refresher, every two years the full US House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for reelection. While the outcomes of the elections are uncertain, one thing we can count on is that plenty of opinions and prognostications will be floated in the days to come. In financial circles, this will almost assuredly include any potential for perceived impact on markets. But should long-term investors focus on midterm elections? Read on here.