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Politics and Stock Market

One of main drivers of the stock market is the media attention devoted to politics. The Politics and the Stock Market infographic shows the returns generated from statements made to the media by Democrat Obama and Republican Romney. Interesting statistics include that Romney’s statement to repeal Obamacare generated a 5.9% monthly return and a 23% one year return. Further Obama’s statement regarding the need for cleantech everywhere contributed to a 17% decrease in return. A final interesting tidbit was Obama’s admonition of the Supreme Court allowing special interest money into politics generated a 39.5% positive return in the stock market.

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