The Daily Scoop: Stocks Return More With Democrat in White House:


While Republicans promote themselves as the friendliest party for Wall Street, stock investors do better when Democrats occupy the White House. From a dollars-and-cents standpoint, it’s not even close.

The BGOV Barometer shows that, over the five decades since John F. Kennedy was inaugurated, $1,000 invested in a hypothetical fund that tracks the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) only when Democrats are in the White House would have been worth $10,920 at the close of trading yesterday.
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4 Comments to “The Daily Scoop: Stocks Return More With Democrat in White House:”

  1. Regardless of the facts Republican voters seem to always be blinkered yet they were the first to complain in 2008 when the economy was collapsing around us. Yet rather than blame Bush and their own Republican congress the point the finger blindly at Barack Obama, who inherited the unemployment, the home foreclosures, the economy in failure and freefall.

    Shameful as it is it seems almost as if the Democrat and Republican are Genetically different. Different attitudes, different thinking. Democrats are open thinkers while Republicans are closed off and secular in their thinking.

    • “Yet rather than blame Bush and their own Republican congress the point the finger blindly at Barack Obama”

      I’ve also seen blame laid upon the congressional Democrats due to the timing when they took over Congress in 2007. This of course ignores the economic realities that a crisis such as the Great Recession took years to build up.

      It’s interesting also that you mention the different was of thinking, open thinkers vs closed off, because I just came upon an article about that very topic today that I’ll be posting on here tomorrow. Related to any genetic differences, have you seen this on the brain structure differences? http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/political-views-tied-brain-structure/story?id=13317961

      • I have never understood why anyone thought that Barack Obama could wave a wand and things would be cured. He made it clear, or I thought he did but obviously only to those willing to listen, that any recovery would be a long haul and there is no overnight cures.

        Yet a comment on, I believe my first ever blog post, was by a Republican who said that she was a strong conservative, however when Obama was elected she gave him a chance but in her eyes he has failed.

        That was, typical of a conservative, a blinkered approach and expecting something to happen like a miracle.

        I do think there is something ‘genetic’ about how people lean politically, it cannot just be a cultural thing. It is already known that if you take twins, separate them at birth they tend to dress alike, their voting tendencies tend to be similar and even when they get illnesses they tend to occur at the same time and even, in women, tend to be pregnant at the same time. So I am sure that even political leaning is inherited!

      • “I have never understood why anyone thought that Barack Obama could wave a wand and things would be cured.”

        I don’t either. That expectation goes against any and all practical thinking. And you’re he never said anything about the recovery NOT taking a very long time. I think people who expected this miraculous recovery were basing these expectations on those that others put on him. But I think the root of it all is based on our “instant gratification” mentality. We expect, demand and usually get what we want, when we want it. We get food fast, we get bananas year-round, we get instant credit approvals, we get instant news whenever we want it instead of having to wait until the 6 o’clock newscast. So much is at our fingertips these days that we’ve been spoiled by this “get it when we need it” lifestyle. So considering that it is easy to see where this idea that the recovery should have been full and complete by now, if not within Obama’s 1st two years and since it hasn’t he’s a failure. It’s easy to understand where it comes from BUT it’s not easy to comprehend its logic.

        “So I am sure that even political leaning is inherited!”

        Perhaps. My Dad is conservative and my Mom is liberal. Apparently, I got my views from my Mom and my brother got his from my Dad. But then again…I was a Republican in the past, loved Reagan and listened to Rush Limbaugh. What happened? I went to college became “indoctrinated” and became a left of center Democrat during the Clinton years. So maybe there’s a little of both here… cultural and genetic influences. Genetically, there may be a disposition towards one side or the other but exposure to a particular environment will increase or decrease the manifestation potential of those genetic attributes 🙂

        Who knows really. Maybe this all just rectally derived.

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