Category: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)
Date: 18 August 2020
We take a look at the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) per president. We look at the performance of the Dow under the last 4 presidents. Trump vs Obama vs Bush vs Clinton. So 43 months into Trump's presidency how do the performance of the Dow compare to 43 months into the other president's terms?
All graphs and data obtained from Macrotrends.net
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The performance of the Dow Jones under the last 4 presidents
The image below, obtained from Macrotrends.net shows the returns provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average 43 months into the term of the following Presidents:
- Donald Trump
- Barack Obama
- George W. Bush
- Bill Clinton
So 43 months into each of the president's terms how has the Dow performed? The summary below shows the returns of the Dow Jones 43 months into each president's term. Sorted from best to worst performer
- Bill Clinton: 69.7%
- Barack Obama: 63.6%
- Donald Trump: 40.2%
- George W. Bush: -6.6%
So 43 months into his term President Trump comes in 2nd from the bottom in terms of the performance of the Dow Jones, even though he tends to brag a lot about the performance of the markets under his presidency. The best performance 43 months into a term is under Bill Clinton in which the Dow Jones returned almost 70%, 2nd place goes to Barack Obama with 63.6% and then of the 4 presidents the Dow had the worst performance under President George W. Bush.