US Stock Market since Election, Nov. 4 2008

March 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm 6 comments

Utterly terrible.  In exactly 4 months and 1 day, the S&P, Dow Jones and Nasdaq indexs have fallen around 26%.  Nothing like losing a quarter of your entire savings in a quarter of a year (especially when it probably took a minimum of 4 years to make 25%).





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  • 1. Richard  |  March 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Let’s see: I’d like to make a comment but,
    I can’t afford on now.
    it’s difficult to type through uncontrollable sobbing.
    the bank foreclosed on my keyboard.
    they are all unsuitable for public consumption.
    I’m trying not to think about it.

  • 2. Phil Dokas  |  March 6, 2009 at 10:29 am

    I hope you do another of these posts in 6–9 months when the policies of the administration elected in November have had a chance to cause effects.

  • 3. A. Blindfollower  |  March 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    The chosen one will continue to taketh away from those that have and those that pay their bills and their mortgages. The cheese lines will get longer, and the minorities will be given the wealth in the form of lower mortgages and handouts as the almighty Messiah ( I just genuflected when I said that) continues to distribute the wealth to those who drag this country into the ground. Free health care, forgiven loans, lower taxes for all of those that we discriminated against for 200 plus years. Next up, the Indians will be given back Florida and New Mexico. That’s the next Executive (God-issued) Order coming out this week. He talks a mighty story, he does nothing to fix anything yet they follow him by the droves. The ignorant elected him and the ignorant shall flourish if there is anything left in 3 years and 10 months. Amen, Amen I say to thee……for the kingdom has been given away!! Socialism is alive and NOT WELL, even the illegal immigrants are fleeing!!

  • 4. tj, dallas,tx  |  March 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    DO you care to put up the 8 year graph for President Bush or the first 100 days of President Reagan?

  • 5. steveconroy  |  March 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Posted as requested. Reagen managed to turn out nearly 8% in almost the same time frame (google wasn’t letting me get exact date ranges).

  • 6. *unemployed  |  April 22, 2009 at 9:45 am

    If you’d like to examine when the sharp drop-off in the market started….May 2, 2008 the market was at 13058, Democratic Primary…May 6th. Granted that doesnt put power in the hands, but a lame duck president loses a lot of power as two potential successors come in. I’m not going to say that McCain would be doing any better…but interesting to see that the market was actually on its way back up at that point and has done nothing but drop since…..

    It’s also amazing to see that in the 7.5 years that Bush had power (and an incredibly low approval rating (though I’m not sure why given these figures)) the DJI CAGR (Compund Annual Growth Rate) 2.9% which is consistent with inflation.

    Yes Clinton had a far superior rate, but I’m going to go ahead and chalk that one up to the emergence of some little techie fad called THE INTERNET…

    I guess its ok though, I’m headed to a job interview for a government job…so no complaints here, oh and since I’m two weeks from being unemployed … thanks for the healthcare coverage policies put into place for losing ones job….I guess all you have to do is play the system right…..


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