mid-term elections

Stimulus Helped the Economy, but It Won't Matter in November

Economists say the Obama administration's stimulus program actually saved the country's economy from plunging into the Great Depression 2.0. Yet that news will likely fail to sway voters who believe the current administration didn't do enough to support the economy.

Could an October Surprise
Lift Stocks?

Stocks have a history of posting impressive gains in the fourth quarter of a mid-term election year. From a surprise tax cut to gridlock in D.C., there's a host of outcomes that could cause investors to celebrate.

Why the Markets Won't Be Going Anywhere Fast

The months-long pattern of sleepy, range-bound trading is likely here to stay -- at least until the midterm elections, says Jason Weisberg, a trader and senior vice president with Seaport Securities Corp.

Why a Late-Year Market Rally Could Be in the Cards

Despite the big gains earlier this week, the market has been range-bound for months, with the S&P 500 turning positive for 2010 only on Tuesday. What can shake the mark tout its torpor? If history is any guide, the coming mid-term elections may be just what the doctor ordered.