Is Clinton Casting A Pall On The Market?

If the President needs a buoyant stock market to bolster his popularity, the market needs a popular President even more. That's the gist of a recent Salomon Brothers Inc. analysis, which contrasts the good market performances associated with Presidents such as Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Reagan (and Bush in the wake of the gulf war) with the generally poor showings of the Nixon and Carter years.

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