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How Markets React to the First 100 Days of a Presidency

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Ever since FDR, presidents’ first 100 days have been closely followed by investors to see how markets react. The results of looking at the market’s behaviour in the first 100 days of a presidency has somewhat surprising results. Reagan and Clinton, who are both seen as pro-business had weak starts, while Obama, who is largely considered unfriendly to business, saw a great response. Overall, the piece makes the point that the economic conditions the president inherits are at least as important as the president himself.

FINSUM: If the last statement is true, then we think Trump is in great shape, as the current condition of the economy is solid (going jobs growth, inflation rising, wages moving higher).

Source: Wall Street Journal

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