Annual Performance of Gold and the S&P 500 since 1980

Annual Performance of Gold and the S&P 500 since 1980 One of the advantages of gold is that it is uncorrelated to the U.S. stock market and provides diversification in a portfolio. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

S&P 500 Performance by President, from Reagan to Trump

S&P 500 Performance by President, from Reagan to Trump For President Trump, the stock market is a scorecard. This chart shows the S&P 500 performance across different presidencies, from Reagan to Trump. Picture source: Deutsche Bank

Performance of S&P 500 Around the First-Rate Cut

Performance of S&P 500 Around the First-Rate Cut After the first-rate cut, the S&P 500’s performance is much better in mid-cycle than in late-cycle. Picture source: Societe Generale Asset Research

S&P 500 Index Performance 3-Months Before A Presidential Election

S&P 500 Index Performance 3-Months Before A Presidential Election The S&P 500 performance 3-months before the U.S. Presidential election is very accurate in predicting the election winner. You may also like “Unemployment and U.S. Presidential Elections.” Picture source: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

Dollar Index vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Relative Performance

Dollar Index vs. MSCI Emerging Markets Relative Performance Interesting chart showing the correlation of -0.89. Emerging markets could soar if the U.S. dollar falls. You may also like “Twin Deficits (% of GDP) Lead Real Trade Weighted Dollar Index by Two Years.” Picture source: Paolo Cardena

Forward Performance Following First Fed Funds Rate Cuts

Forward Performance Following First Fed Funds Rate Cuts After first Fed rate cut, the S&P 500 performance is quite attractive on average when no recession. You may also like “Dow Jones Industrial Average Around First Fed Rate Cut.” Picture source: Strategas