Typically in the week before a presidential election, there's a stock market rally. Those rallies have resulted in an average gain of 1.8 percent for the S&P 500 in the week before all presidential elections, going back to 1928, according to a study by Bespoke.
While it's early to say, if the
"There's still Friday, Monday and Tuesday, so you never know," said Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke.
The only two times the market sold off in the week before the election was in 1968, when the S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent after Richard Nixon defeated Democrat Hubert Humphrey, Bespoke data shows. The second time was the 1.4 percent sell-off in 1988 when George...