Data Tables: Mid-term Election Market Returns

Today, CrossingWallStreet.com published a table that complements our recent study and market commentary regarding market returns surrounding mid-term elections.  As you can see in the table below, the Dow has on average returned 57% from the mid-term election year low to the election year high.


Mid-Term Low toDow Jones
Election-Year HighPercent Gain
1934-36116.20%
1938-4054.40%
1942-4464.20%
1946-4818.40%
1950-5248.40%
1954-5686.20%
1958-6056.90%
1962-6466.40%
1966-6832.40%
1970-7264.20%
1974-7675.70%
1978-8034.80%
1982-8465.60%
1986-8845.30%
1990-9244.30%
1994-9682.60%
1998-0055.50%
2002-0449.00%
2006-0822.40%
2010-12(to come)
Average:57.00%


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Mark Dodson, CFA