It was only one year ago that Donald Trump was elected president. Many are still in shock and cannot believe that the media’s anointed one, Hillary Clinton, lost. Amusingly, there was a scream-in today to mark the anniversary, with one Facebook post
https://www.facebook.com/events/301672997004654/ saying “Join us cucks and snowflakes, safe spacers and libtards, as we enjoy a collective cathartic yell into the heavens about our current political establishment.”
Although that particular Facebook post sounds like a joke, it wasn’t, in that many others did indeed have a ridiculous “scream” at the sky because they’re unhappy. Some others, however, took the anniversary as a challenge to rank the first year of a presidency, with respect to how the S&P500 fared in that first year.
The following graphic is from LPL Financial Research.
As you can see, the current president’s “score” is a respectable 5th place since the 1952 election…and didn’t have the added benefit of being elected at the trough of a recession – or worse – the very beginning of a recession.