Dow's performance since 1900 by administration

The Associated Press
November 7, 2012

Performance of the Dow Jones industrial average by party controlling the White House, listed with presidents in office, since 1900:

— 1901-1912 (Republican — McKinley, T. Roosevelt, Taft): Up 48.3 percent.

— 1913-1920 (Democratic — Wilson): Up 29.2 percent.

— 1921-1932 (Republican — Harding, Coolidge, Hoover): Down 24.5 percent.

— 1933-1952 (Democratic — F. Roosevelt, Truman): Up 318.4 percent.

— 1953-1960 (Republican — Eisenhower): Up 121.2 percent.

— 1961-1968 (Democratic — Kennedy, Johnson): Up 58.3 percent.

— 1969-1976 (Republican — Nixon, Ford): Up 2.1 percent.

— 1977-1980 (Democratic — Carter): Down 3 percent.

— 1981-1992 (Republican — Reagan, G.H.W. Bush): Up 247 percent.

— 1993-2000 (Democratic — Clinton): Up 236.7 percent.

— 2001-2008 (Republican — G.W. Bush): Down 12.1 percent.

— 2009-2012 (Democratic — Obama): Up 36.2 percent through Tuesday.

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Source: Stock Trader's Almanac.