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We don’t opine. And we don’t care what anyone’s “take on it” is. We simply present unadulterated metrics and facts on stock market performance, GDP, and job creation.

Why? Because while we respect everyone’s right to their own opinion, we also think every opinion is stronger when it puts the facts first.

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Biden Improves Position Against Trump And Obama

All 3 of the main US stock indexes gained ground on Thursday. The Nasdaq was up the most at 0.78%, while the S&P closed 0.47% higher. The Dow Jones was up a more modest 0.06%. Both the Dow and the S&P have gained more than 11% since Joe Biden became president in January. The Nasdaq […]

Mixed Day For Biden Against Trump As Markets Edge Down

All 3 stock indexes ended the day in the red, although not by large amounts. The Nasdaq and S&P had spent much of the day in positive territory but lost out late on to end down by 0.09% and 0.18% respectively. The Dow enjoyed a much briefer spell in positive territory and finished down by […]

Biden Loses A Little Ground To Trump After Another Mixed Day

It was another unspectacular day on the stock market as the Nasdaq and S&P both gained a bit of ground, but the Dow Jones lost some. The Nasdaq was the day’s biggest mover and ended 0.31% higher. The S&P was a mere 0.02% up on the day, while the Dow dropped 0.09%. The Nasdaq’s gains […]

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President Performance

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Stock Market Performance By President
S&P
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18.1%
Nasdaq
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13.8%
Dow
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14.0%
Last Updated: 10/18/2021
We track the S&P, Dow Jones and the NASDAQ by president and update our data after market close daily
Jobs Creation Growth By President
Payrolls growth
3.4%
Last Jobs Report: Sep of 2021
Get the bottom line on jobs growth by president starting from 1945.
GDP Growth By President
GDP
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1.5%
Last GDP Report: Quarter 2 of 2021
We track GDP from every quarter starting from 1961.
More metrics coming soon!
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  • Total debt
  • Hourly wages
  • Inflation
  • Federal deficit
  • Unemployment rate
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Why Do We Use Percentage Gain to Calculate Performance in the Stock Market and Not the Total Point Gain?

The Dow was up 150 points. S&P increased by 30 points. These are the typical headlines we see when we go over stock market news. The media seems obsessed with these point increases and decreases, but do they provide the right perspective? If the Dow gains 150 points from 25000 to 25150 and S&P gains […]

GDP Growth: What’s the Ideal GDP Growth Rate?

Gross domestic product (GDP) is one of the key economic indicators used to measure the economy and track its progress. Often, people equate a high GDP with economic prosperity and a low GDP with a failing economy. However, this isn’t always so. The correlation is not as simple as high is good and low is […]

Measuring Cumulative Performance and Annualized Performance

When analyzing presidential performance, we track various metrics including the stock market, GDP, and jobs growth. In all of these metrics, we use both cumulative and annualized performance. These are both key tools in understanding presidential performance across these key economic indicators. What is cumulative performance? Cumulative growth refers to the total percentage increase of […]