@Renohawk In the years leading up to the 1972 election there were thousands of bombings across the country so with respect to civil unrest this generation is pretty lame. Overall the market performed well in the months up to and a little after Nixon was re-elected until the '73 crash. Odd how I keep reading how bad things are and that the sky is going to fall with comparisons to '99 or '09 and even 1929 but no comparisons to '72 & '73 when things were significantly worse. Today's dollar devaluation market effect won't even come close to the Nixon shock '73 bear market.