The GOP convention is under way in Cleveland, so we took the time to look through historical stock market returns following conventions, with a specific focus on which party goes first in a given year. The table below shows which party went first, the date of the convention, and the election day that followed, with the number of trading days between.

In today’s Chart of the Day sent to paid subscribers, the full table is included along with charts of the S&P 500 for each year divided into years when each party went first. Sign up below for a free trial today to view.


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