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November 6, 2023 Investor Insights

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November 6, 2023

Enjoy this week's "Investor Insights," a weekly newsletter highlighting the financial news you need and providing tips and tricks to help you make better investment decisions. 

  •  Historically, since 1932, stocks have exhibited an average growth of 11.3% in the 12 months following the conclusion of election primaries, using May 31st as a reference point. This contrasts with the 5.8% growth seen in similar periods during non-election years. *1
  • The 10 largest companies by market cap have been responsible for 96.5% of the S&P 500’s return in 2023. This is unprecedented. For example, the ten largest companies have had an average annual contribution to the S&P 500 of 29.8% in all positive performance years from 1993. *2
  • Over various time spans, the S&P 500 consistently outperforms 5-year Treasuries with increasing frequency: 59% over 1 month, 65% over 6 months, 67% over 12 months, 83% over 10 years, 99% over 20 years, and 100% outperformance over 30 years. *3
  • Starting In 2024, the IRS has raised the 401(k) contribution limit to $23,000, marking a $500 increase from 2023. Individuals will also be able to contribute up to $7,000 to their IRAs in 2024, up from $6,500 this year. 4


  1. Capital Group - "Investing in an Election Year"
  2. Strategas - "Advance is Extraordinary"
  3. The Irrelevant Investor - "The Compound and Friends: The AI Moment Comes to Wall Street"
  4. Money Mag - "The IRS Just Increased the Amount You Can Save in Your Retirement Accounts"

*Past performance is not indicative of future performance

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