Monday was a negative day for the stock market, with moderate losses across all 3 key indexes. At the conclusion of trading, the NASDAQ was down 1.3%, the Dow Jones down 0.3%, and the S&P 500 down 0.7%.
Monday was day 1453 since President Trump took office. During that span, the NASDAQ has grown by 134.9%, the Dow by 57.1%, and the S&P by 67.7%. These indexes are up 23.9%, 12.0%, and 13.9%, respectively, on an annualized basis over that same time period.
At day 1453 in the Obama presidency, the NASDAQ had increased by 104.4%, the Dow by 62.9%, and the S&P by 73.2%. Obama is leading Trump on the Dow Jones and S&P 500 stock market indexes, as well as GDP and jobs growth, while Trump is leading Obama on NASDAQ performance.
The story changes if we compare President Trump to former President George W. Bush. After 1453 days in the Bush presidency, the NASDAQ was down 24.9%, the Dow was down 0.3%, and the S&P down 11.9%. Trump is leading Bush on all three of the key stock market indexes.
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