WSJ on the "Obama Crash"

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by wilburbear, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. "Credit markets have started to thaw, yet stocks and the larger economy keep sliding. What's going on? Among the problems are the reality of recession and the uncertainty over Barack Obama's policies."
     
  2. Sure, Murdoch, sure.

    The markets do better under Democrat administrations than Republicans.

    "Since 1948, the Standard & Poor’s 500 total return (capital gains plus dividends) has averaged 15.6% when a Democrat was in the White House and only 11.1% when a Republican was in the White House. You get a similar result if you look at growth in real gross domestic product. Under Democratic presidents, the average since 1948 has been 4.2%. Under Republican presidents it has been only 2.8%."

    Probably because the Republicans run up so much debt:

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