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Stock Market US Presidential Cycle and Seasonal Analysis

Stock-Markets / Cycles Analysis Aug 08, 2018 - 12:52 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

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This is part 6 of my stock market in-depth analysis that concludes in a detailed trend forecast which takes a look at the the US Presidential Cycle and Seasonal analysis expected impact on the stock market.


US Presidential Cycle

For the first year of Trumps Presidency we would constantly hear about how great the stock market was doing under Trump, in fact he still says the same despite the stock market having flat lined for 2018.

The basic pattern for the US Presidential cycle is for a strong election year and post election year, followed by weak Mid-term then a strong pre-election year.

The trend to date is clearly continuing to prove remarkably inline with the US presidential cycle. Which does not bode well for the remainder of the 2018 i.e. implies stocks are going to remain stuck in this trading range for the WHOLE of 2018! Which is one of the reasons why I was bearish for the prospects for the stock market at the start of the year.

SEASONAL ANALYSIS

The basic stock market seasonal pattern is after a weak January for stocks to rally into May then down into August, then after a wobble during October, to rally into the end of the year. Well mostly for 2018 that's not how things are playing out as the market has been showing relative strength since Mid May. I supposed it could still fall into Labor day. Anyway the seasonal point to a weak October then its up into the end of the year.

Next > US Economic Fundamentals

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