The Presidential election cycle theory says stock markets fare well in election years. Investors relying on this theory however paid dearly in 2008 as stocks swooned 37%. Will 2012 be anything like 2008? Specifically, is a massive decline on the cards for the third and fourth quarters? Or, will these periods provide easy pickings to make money? Read Best Funds for Presidential Election Year Stock Market for insights. Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium investment newsletters .