1/25/13

How Stocks Have Performed For US Presidents



  • Barack Obama, first term (2009-2013): 71.71%
  • George W. Bush, first term (2001-2005): -1.01%
  • George W. Bush, second term (2005-2009): -24.09% (entire presidency: -24.85%)
  • Bill Clinton, first term (1993-1997): 111%
  • Bill Clinton, second term (1997-2001): 54.70% (entire presidency: 226.58%)
  • George H.W. Bush (one term, 1989-1993): 45.03%
  • Ronald Reagan, first term (1981-1985): 29.10%
  • Ronald Reagan, second term (1985-1989): 77.2% (entire presidency: 135.13%)
  • Jimmy Carter (one term, 1977-1981): -0.87%
  • Gerald Ford (one term, 1974-1977): 23.38%
  • Richard Nixon, first term (1969-1973): 10.19%
  • Richard Nixon, second term (1973-1974): -23.71% (entire presidency: -16.53%)
  • Lyndon Johnson, first term (1963-1965): 25.84%
  • Lyndon Johnson, second term (1965-1969): 4.01% (entire presidency: 30.89%)
  • John Kennedy (one term, 1961-1963): 12.16%
  • Dwight Eisenhower, first term (1953-1957): 65.78%
  • Dwight Eisenhower, second term (1957-1961): 33.50% (entire presidency: 120.27%)
  • Harry Truman, first term (1945-1949): 14.48%
  • Harry Truman, second term (1949-1953): 58.74% (entire presidency: 81.73%)
  • Franklin Roosevelt, first term (1933-1937): 245.39%
  • Franklin Roosevelt, second term (1937-1941): -30.50%
  • Franklin Roosevelt, third term (1941-1945): 18.16%
  • Franklin Roosevelt, fourth term (1945-1945): 3.78% (entire presidency: 194.35%)
  • Herbert Hoover (one term, 1929-1933): -82.85%
  • Calvin Coolidge, first term (1923-1925): 39.75%
  • Calvin Coolidge, second term (1925-1929): 154.63% (entire presidency: 255.85%)
  • Warren Harding (one term, 1921-1923): 17.43%
  • Woodrow Wilson, first term (1913-1917): 16.01%
  • Woodrow Wilson, second term (1917-1921): -20.97% (entire presidency: -6.94%)
  • Theodore Roosevelt, first term (1901-1905): 13.22%
  • Theodore Roosevelt, second term (1905-1909): 7.42% (entire presidency: 21.62%)
  • William McKinley, first term (1897-1901): 63.47%
  • William McKinley, second term (1901-1901): -0.49% (entire presidency: 62.68%)
To see the entire article, visit http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2013/01/18/hail-to-the-chief-dow-returns-72-in-obamas-first-term/