we now have a 100% gain under obama leadership from the bottom. my favorite index,iwm, is just a few points from all time highs. i wonder how this chart will look if you add in the gains under obama? http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/10/14/opinion/20081014_OPCHART.html As of Friday, a $10,000 investment in the S.& P. stock market index* would have grown to $11,733 if invested under Republican presidents only, although that would be $51,211 if we exclude Herbert Hooverâs presidency during the Great Depression. Invested under Democratic presidents only, $10,000 would have grown to $300,671 at a compound rate of 8.9 percent over nearly 40 years.