The Pathetically Weak Trump Stock Market In Three Easy To Read Charts

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Well, it’s weak compared to the stock market returns under the Kenyan socialist America-hating usurper Barack Obama, anyway.
Lots of caveats go with this, of course. The stock market is a pretty poor metric of real economic prosperity, as most of its gains go to the already wealthy — and millions of Americans own no equities at all.
But Trump has brayed over and over again about how the markets have supposedly surged under his stewardship.
Except they haven’t. At least if you compare the Trump years to the Obama years.


The pathetically weak Trump stock market in three easy-to-read charts

What is it this guy was supposed to be good at again?
 
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Well, it’s weak compared to the stock market returns under the Kenyan socialist America-hating usurper Barack Obama, anyway.
Lots of caveats go with this, of course. The stock market is a pretty poor metric of real economic prosperity, as most of its gains go to the already wealthy — and millions of Americans own no equities at all.
But Trump has brayed over and over again about how the markets have supposedly surged under his stewardship.
Except they haven’t. At least if you compare the Trump years to the Obama years.


The pathetically weak Trump stock market in three easy-to-read charts

What is it this guy was supposed to be good at again?
percentage of gain as opposed to inflation adjusted growth is a bad metric. Obama came into a collapsing market place. I don't like either person, but it is disingenuous to try to compare their economies based on percentage of change.
 
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percentage of gain as opposed to inflation adjusted growth is a bad metric. Obama came into a collapsing market place. I don't like either person, but it is disingenuous to try to compare their economies based on percentage of change.
Why do you think percent change is a bad metric?