We’ve all heard it said countless times before: there’s nothing the stock market hates more than uncertainty! Yet in a year marked by a spate of natural disasters, nothing has managed to impede the market’s inexorable rise. In the twelve months following Donald Trump’s election, US stocks (the S&P 500®) rose 21%, making it the fourth largest post-presidential election yearly gain since 1936 – exceeded only by Bill Clinton (32% rise in 1996), JFK (29% growth in 1960) and Bush Sr. (23% in 1988).

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