Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card

Donald Trump
Trumponomics Letter GradeOverall gradeLast Updated: Jun 1, 2018

About this report card

Yahoo Finance is tracking the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with six prior presidents going back to Jimmy Carter. We’ve chosen six key economic indicators that directly affect the well-being of ordinary Americans, with data provided by Moody's Analytics. Know more about our methodology, and click on the article below to read the latest update.

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  • This week in Trumponomics: A great time for a trade war
    Yahoo Finance5 days ago

    This week in Trumponomics: A great time for a trade war

    It's a good time to let the economy just do its thing. But Trump has his own agenda.

  • This week in Trumponomics: Markets stop worrying
    Yahoo Finance12 days ago

    This week in Trumponomics: Markets stop worrying

    It was a good week in the Trump economy.

  • Why Trump is wrong about the 'greatest economy' in history
    Yahoo Finance15 days ago

    Why Trump is wrong about the 'greatest economy' in history

    Strong numbers on jobs and growth might be illusory.

  • This week in Trumponomics: Jobs good, trade bad
    Yahoo Finance19 days ago

    This week in Trumponomics: Jobs good, trade bad

    The core economy is strong, which means it can tolerate Trump's disruptive moves on trade.

  • This week in Trumponomics: Enough tariffs already!
    Yahoo Finance26 days ago

    This week in Trumponomics: Enough tariffs already!

    Trump's repeated calls for tariffs are becoming a hollow threat.

  • This week in Trumponomics: Trade fears recede
    Yahoo Financelast month

    This week in Trumponomics: Trade fears recede

    Markets are getting more confident that Trump's trade wars won't materialize.

  • This week in Trumponomics: Workers disappear
    Yahoo Finance2 months ago

    This week in Trumponomics: Workers disappear

    Two oddities in the job market are holding back economic growth.

  • This week in Trumponomics: The Trump Slump pauses, then resumes
    Yahoo Finance2 months ago

    This week in Trumponomics: The Trump Slump pauses, then resumes

    Now that both sides have shown their cards, fears of a US trade war with China are easing.

  • What’s good and bad in the Trump economy
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    What’s good and bad in the Trump economy

    Despite strong job growth, Trump's grade on the economy has dipped in our latest Trumponomics Report Card

  • Trump's grade on the economy bounces back to B+
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Trump's grade on the economy bounces back to B+

    Trump’s grade on the economy improved from B in December to B+ in January, due largely to a modest increase in exports.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy drops from A- to B
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy drops from A- to B

    President Trump has a lot going for him these days, at least economywise. “Wage growth has been fairly muted, considering the tightening in the labor market,” says Ryan Sweet, director of real-time economics at Moody’s Analytics, which provides the data for our report card.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy ticks back up to A-
    Yahoo Finance7 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy ticks back up to A-

    In the year since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, earnings have crept upward, employers have added 1.8 million jobs, and the stock market has soared by 22%. That’s enough to boost Trump's grade on the economy to A- in the latest installment of the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy slips
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    Trump’s grade on the economy slips

    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swamped the job market in September, and now they’ve dented President Trump’s rating on the economy. Trump’s grade on the Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card dropped from A- to B+ in early October, based largely on the unexpected loss of jobs in the US economy the month

  • The Trump economy improves to A-
    Yahoo Finance9 months ago

    The Trump economy improves to A-

    Our exclusive analysis of the economy under President Donald Trump shows consistent improvement.

  • One way Trump is outperforming other presidents
    Yahoo Finance11 months ago

    One way Trump is outperforming other presidents

    Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has one big thing going for him: a robust job market. Before Trump critics freak out—yes, it’s obviously true Trump inherited an improving economy from his predecessor, Barack Obama. Underlying factors such as strong corporate profits, low interest rates

  • The Trump economy improves slightly
    Yahoo Finance11 months ago

    The Trump economy improves slightly

    President Trump has a lot of problems, but the economy isn’t one of them. The Yahoo Finance Trumponomics report card shows a modest improvement in early July, thanks to strong jobs data for the last couple of months.

  • Trump’s grade on the economy drifts up to B+
    Yahoo Financelast year

    Trump’s grade on the economy drifts up to B+

    The stock market is one of the best stories in America right now—and it’s goosing President Trump’s performance when it comes to the broader economy. New economic data pushed Trump’s grade on the economy from a B to a B+ in the latest installment of Yahoo Finance’s exclusive Trumponomics Report Card

  • Trump's grade on the economy: a B, for now
    Yahoo Financelast year

    Trump's grade on the economy: a B, for now

    Yahoo Finance's Trumponomics Report Card assesses the performance of the economy on six key measures, comparing Trump’s record to that of six prior presidents at the same point in their first terms.

  • Trumponomics Report Card: Methodology
    Yahoo Financelast year

    Trumponomics Report Card: Methodology

    The Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card measures the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with its performance under other presidents going back to Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Employment, which reflects job growth. Manufacturing employment, which measures job growth in