The 14 charts below show the performance of the FTSE All-Share index over the 12 months of a US presidential election year. For example, the first chart shows the January-December performance of the UK market in 1960, the year John Kennedy was elected President of the United States. The dashed line in each chart indicates the date of the election.
Historically, the UK market tends to rise in the few weeks leading up to the election.
The following chart plots the annual returns of the FT All-Share Index in years of US presidential elections.