The Markets Don’t Care About Your Politics
The markets have rewarded disciplined investors for decades, through both Labour and Conservative governments (and Democratic and Republican US presidencies).
Written by Patryk Dyjecinski

IFA and Founder of Clara Wealth

It’s natural for investors to look for a connection between who wins an election and which way stocks go. But regardless who wins, nearly a century of returns shows that stocks have trended upward.

The capital markets don’t care about your politics. Below is the history of £1 invested from 1926 to 2023 (thanks to our friends at Timeline). From Baldwin to Sunak and whoever comes next. The political colours change, and the market ignores them.

Below is a similar graph for the S&P 500 index in the USA:

Politicians come and go but your aspirations remain. The capital markets don’t care who is in power and it is our role, as your advisers to help you navigate an uncertain future.

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Past performance is used as a guide only; it is no guarantee of future performance.Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. 
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