Monday was a positive day for the stock market, with modest gains across all 3 key indexes. At the conclusion of trading, the NASDAQ was up 0.2%, the Dow Jones up 1.1%, and the S&P 500 up 0.6%.
Monday was day 1404 since President Trump took office. During that span, the NASDAQ has grown by 114.8%, the Dow by 50.1%, and the S&P by 58.2%. These indexes are up 22.0%, 11.1%, and 12.7%, respectively, on an annualized basis over that same time period.
At day 1404 in the Obama presidency, the NASDAQ had increased by 94.0%, the Dow by 57.1%, and the S&P by 65.8%. 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 1404 days in the Bush presidency, the NASDAQ was down 24.8%, the Dow was down 0.9%, and the S&P down 12.3%. Trump is leading Bush on all three of the key stock market indexes.
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