We present a plot of the S&P 500 index from to , before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a market crash. It demonstrates approximately linear growth during this time, with an R2 value of . We do not see evidence that the stock market, as reflected by the S&P 500, showed significantly better growth under President Trump than under Obama's administration.
Source: multpl S&P 500 Historical Prices, Website
Use the buttons below to view data color-coded by president, or by months where the S&P 500 index are under/over the trendline.
|President||Months Under Trend||Total Months||Percentage Months Under Trend*|
|* A lower percentage is better|