How stocks performed under each POTUS

Davocrat

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Apr 2007
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Guess who did better than Trump? Hint:
He's black.




From Reagan to Trump:
Here's how stocks performed under each president


President Donald Trump has repeatedly pointed to the stock market as one of the best ways to measure his administration’s policies.

During Trump’s presidency, the S&P 500 has gained 29% from inauguration day through August 13. How does that stack up to stock performance at the same point in other modern presidencies? (645 trading days, to be exact).

Stocks were stronger under Barack Obama and far weaker under George W. Bush.

S&P 500 performance under Trump compares more closely to stocks under Bill Clinton (they were also up 29% at this point in his presidency).

CNN Business updates this tracker periodically.

From Reagan to Trump: Here's how stocks performed under each president
 

Ian Jeffrey

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The S&P 500 is not, of course, the entire stock market. There are other indices, or even the various stock exchanges to consider as well. I have not looked at them, so I am not expressing an opinion here, but there is more out there to look at.
 
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The S&P 500 is not, of course, the entire stock market. There are other indices, or even the various stock exchanges to consider as well. I have not looked at them, so I am not expressing an opinion here, but there is more out there to look at.
Plus, Trump has nearly a year and half to go in his current term.

Who knows what his final numbers are gonna be?
 
Jul 2014
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Okay. Let's compare apples to apples, time-wise.

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Trump has nearly a year and a half to go in his current term.

His numbers will change every trading day.

Dunno how old these numbers are, but they are already out of date.

Do you have a chart for his first 646 trading days?

647?

No one knows what his final numbers are gonna be...