The POTUS & the Stock Market

Fall 2020

Some people (falsely) believe that the stock market performs better under Republican US presidents—probably because the Republican party is perceived to be pro-business. In fact, the stock market has risen under both Democrats and Republicans.

Click here for an interactive graphic showing economic and stock market data for each president since Hoover in 1929.

The chart below shows an overview of the last 90 years in terms of presidents and the market. Click to expand for easier reading.


US Presidential Elections