Trump’s Stock Market Rally Isn’t as Unprecedented as Advertised

The S&P 500 Index’s gain since his election is ranked seventh-best in presidential history

President Donald Trump wishes the media spent more time focusing on the rally in stocks since his election victory last November. OK, here’s the news: The "virtually unprecedented" stock market rally in the last 11 months isn’t big enough to crack the top-five in presidential history. The 19 percent increase in the S&P 500 Index ranks seventh overall.

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