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Markets

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 1.9% 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 2.2% 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 4.8% 0.2 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 12.3 million NO CHANGE
    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.

  • DEFICIT $584.1 billion 3.0%
    DEFICIT

    The 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 $26.00 0.4%
    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 100.95 3.2%
    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 BALANCE -502.3 billion 1.4%
    TRADE BALANCE

    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 23 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?
44%
OF INVESTOPEDIA’S VISITORS APPROVE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
Are you optimistic about the economy?
63%
Yes
37%
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?
67%
Yes
33%
no
Are you more likely to buy U.S. stocks and securities under the Trump administration?
63%
Yes
37%
no
Are financial markets too highly regulated?
30%
Yes
70%
no

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