President’s Day: How the Stock Market has Performed Under US Presidents

Today is a patriotic red, white and blue day across the United States of America. President’s Day honors not only leadership, but the leadership of capitalism. Take a look at two insightful Presidential performance charts. The first graphic shows Real Gross Domestic Product from 1945 under Truman to today under Obama:

(hat tip: Doug Short)

Learn More with Econ 101: Your Ultimate Cheat Sheet to GDP >>

The second graphic shows the S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) performance from a President’s inauguration day to the end of their second year starting with Eisenhower and ending with Obama:

(hat tip: macromon.wordpress.com)

Improve Your 2011 Financial Health: Join the winning team of stock pickers with Wall St. Cheat Sheet’s acclaimed premium newsletter >>

More from The Cheat Sheet