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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Election 2008

Interesting bit of trivia that I couldn't pass up ... just remember that these are % ... that makes a difference (at this time dow is -300 again today, that's after a 500 pt drop yesterday)

RPT-FACTBOX-U.S. stocks on the day after presidential elections Markets US Reuters
The following table shows the percentage rise or decline in theDow Jones industrial average .DJI, Standard & Poor's 500 index.SPX and Nasdaq composite index .IXIC on the day after a U.Spresidential election and who won the Election Day vote.

Year Dow S&P Nasdaq President elect
2008 -5.05 -5.27 -5.53 Barack Obama
2004 +1.01 +1.12 +0.98 George W. Bush
2000 -0.41 -1.58 -5.39 No decision: G.W. Bush v Al Gore*

1996 +1.59 +1.46 +1.34 William Clinton
1992 -0.91 -0.67 +0.16 William Clinton
1988 -0.43 -0.66 -0.29 George H. W. Bush
1984 -0.88 -0.73 -0.32 Ronald Reagan
1980 +1.70 +1.77 +1.49 Ronald Reagan
1976 -0.99 -1.14 -1.12 James Carter
1972 -0.11 -0.55 -0.39 Richard Nixon
1968 +0.34 +0.16 --- Richard Nixon
1964 -0.19 -0.05 --- Lyndon Johnson
1960 +0.77 +0.44 --- John Kennedy
1956 -0.85 -1.03 --- Dwight Eisenhower
1952 +0.40 +0.28 --- Dwight Eisenhower
1948 -3.85 -4.15 --- Harry Truman
1944 -0.27 0.00 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1940 -2.39 -3.14 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1936 +2.26 +1.40 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1932 -4.51 -2.67 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1928 +1.20 +1.77 --- Herbert Hoover
1924 +1.17 --- --- Calvin Coolidge
1920 -0.57 --- --- Warren Harding
1916 -0.35 --- --- Woodrow Wilson
1912 +1.83 --- --- Woodrow Wilson
1908 +2.38 --- --- William Taft
1904 +1.30 --- --- Theodore Roosevelt
1900 +3.33 --- --- William McKinley
1896 +4.54 --- --- William McKinley

* George W. Bush ultimately was determined the winner of the 2000election. Source: Reuters EcoWin

Now the original article did not color the names (obviously) but I thought it would be useful ... since GWB did eventually win, that was colored red.

It also does not show the stock reaction from the stock markets when the VPs have taken over the Presidential office ... bit of a gap ... would like to know that as well.

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