It is not unusual for elections to have an immediate impact on stock prices as optimism is a powerful force in the short-term. Between election day and the end of 2016, the S&P 500 index rose by 4.6%. In the same time frame, it rose by 3.8% for Clinton, 4.2% for Carter, 5.2% for Reagan, 5.4% for Kennedy, 8% for Eisenhower and 8.2% for Hoover.

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