If Democrats succeed in capturing the House of Representatives Tuesday, investors may see their savings suffer next year.
CNBC reports that an analysis of historical returns shows that stock performance suffers when the House passes from one party to the other.
Data compiled by Fundstrat Global Advisors showed the median stock-market return since 1896 was only 1.9 percent a year after the House majority flipped from one party to the other. Meanwhile, the median return totaled 16.8 percent when the House majority stayed the same after the midterms.
Wall Street widely expects that the House will go to the Democrats this year, with Republicans keeping control of the Senate. Unexpected results could create a lot of volatility. If Democrats succeed in taking the Senate, most Wall Street analysts foresee a big downturn for stocks. If Republicans maintain control of both the House and the Senate, stocks could explode higher.