Stocks Fall Across All Key Indexes Wednesday, Trump Maintains NASDAQ Lead Over Obama

Wednesday was a mixed day for the stock market, with indexes up early in the day before falling into the red by the time the market closed. The NASDAQ finished down 0.8%, the Dow Jones down 1.2%, and the S&P 500 down 1.2%.

Monday marked day 1399 in the Trump presidency, measured from the day that he took office. Over that time, the NASDAQ is up 114.8%, while the Dow and S&P are up 50.2% and 58.8%, respectively.

Table showing Trump’s performance across all key metrics as of November 18, 2020

At day 1399 in the Obama presidency, the NASDAQ had increased by 86.6%, the Dow by 52.0%, and the S&P by 60.0%. Obama is leading Trump on the Dow Jones and S&P 500, as well as GDP and jobs growth, while Trump is leading on NASDAQ performance.

Table comparing Trump’s cumulative performance to Obama in the stock market as of November 18, 2020

Trump is leading former President George W. Bush across all 3 stock market indexes if we look at the first 1399 days of the Bush presidency. Over that time span, the NASDAQ had decreased 24.0%, the Dow decreased 0.1%, and the S&P decreased 11.8%.

Table comparing Trump’s cumulative performance to George W Bush in the stock market as of November 18, 2020

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