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Elections and the stock market: History tells us economics matter more than politics. Could it be different this time?

Predicting what will happen in the stock market is hard. Nope, scratch that. It's pretty much impossible. But in light of the looming November vote, we decided to take a look at what happened in the markets over the past few decades in relation to US presidential elections. However, before we get to that, we would like to emphasize that when it comes to markets, the past does not predict the future.
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