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Dow Jones Industrial Average

Markets performance since elected president

  • CONSUMER XLP
  • FINANCIAL XLF
  • HEALTHCARE XLV
  • INDUSTRIAL XLI
  • REAL ESTATE XLRE
  • TECHNOLOGY XLK
  • USD-YUAN
  • DJIA
  • S&P 500
  • 10Y BOND
  • OIL
  • GOLD

Economy

Economic indicators since elected president

  • GDP GROWTH 2.1% NO CHANGE
    GDP GROWTH

    The rate at which the economy is growing in a given quarter, adjusted for inflation and seasonal patterns. When Trump won it was 1.9%. He promised 4%, 5% or 6%. Source: BEA.

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  • CORE CPI INFLATION 2.10% -0.1 PPT
    CORE CPI INFLATION

    The rate at which the core Consumer Price Index, a basket of goods and services prices that excludes food and fuel, has risen in the last 12 months. When Trump won it was 2.1%. Source: BLS.

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  • UNEMPLOYMENT 4.50% -0.1 PPT
    UNEMPLOYMENT

    The share of the labor force that is jobless and actively looking for work, adjusted for seasonal patterns. Disabled and discouraged workers are excluded. It was 4.6% when Trump won. Source: BLS.

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  • MANUFACTURING JOBS 12.4 million 0.80%
    MANUFACTURING JOBS

    The total number of people employed in manufacturing jobs in the U.S., adjusted for seasonal patterns. There were 12.3 million when Trump was elected. Source: BLS.

  • FISCAL DEFICIT $653.1 billion 15.2%
    FISCAL DEFICIT

    The net amount of debt the U.S. has sold over the preceding 12 months. In the 12 months before Trump won, it was $567.1 billion. Source: Treasury.

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  • HOURLY EARNINGS $26.14 0.9%
    HOURLY EARNINGS

    The amount the average American worker makes per hour, adjusted for seasonal patterns. It was $25.90 when Trump won. Source: BLS.

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  • U.S. DOLLAR INDEX 100.19 2.4%
    U.S. DOLLAR INDEX

    The value of the dollar relative to other currencies. Trump has said the dollar is too strong, which hurts American exports. Source: investing.com.

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  • TRADE DEFICIT $503.3 billion 1.6%
    TRADE DEFICIT

    U.S. goods and service exports over the past 12 months, minus imports. The balance was -$495.5 billion when Trump won. He wants to “reduce America’s trade deficit.” Source: BEA.

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Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI)

Current IAI Reading

Investopedia Anxiety Index

The Investopedia Anxiety Index (IAI) is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of 27 million Investopedia readers around the world. A reading of 100 is considered “neutral."

  • CONSUMER XLP
  • FINANCIAL XLF
  • HEALTHCARE XLV
  • INDUSTRIAL XLI

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Approval Rating
Do you approve of President Donald Trump?
45%
OF INVESTOPEDIA’S VISITORS APPROVE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
Are you optimistic about the economy?
66%
Yes
34%
no
Are you financially better off today than you were under the Obama administration?
43%
Yes
57%
no
Is Trump's foreign policy good for American business?
33%
Yes
67%
no
Is Trump's tax policy good for American business?
68%
Yes
32%
no
Are you more likely to buy U.S. stocks and securities under the Trump administration?
64%
Yes
36%
no
Are financial markets too highly regulated?
31%
Yes
69%
no

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