Financial History Issue 121 (Spring 2017) | Page 34
POLITICS AND INVESTING
Certificate for stock in The Buckeye Steel Castings Company, signed by Samuel Bush, great-grandfather of George W. Bush, 1921.
By Kenneth Winans
Since the beginning of our nation’s his-
tory, many politicians from nearly every
political party have been wealthy, success-
ful investors. In fact, many congressional,
senatorial and presidential campaigns have
been financed by the fruits of the candi-
dates’ (or their families’) investment suc-
cesses. Do winds of political change really
have an effect on investing in America?
Ultimately, investors — regardless of their
political views— want to see their stocks
and real estate holdings appreciate in value