I'm certainly no expert on this subject, but I just happened to notice today that the market is up another 56 points, to 9683. This represents a 48% gain in the Dow in six months, since its low of 6547 on March 9th, a month and a half into Obama's term.
That seems like a pretty spectacular gain to me. At this rate, the Dow could essentially double in value in a year. Does anybody know if there have been other such relatively sustained periods of growth in the Dow of this magnitude since, say, 1940?
This got me thinking that with a little more good news, we could be closing in on 10,000 in a month or two. You'd think that getting the Dow back into five figures for the first time since (I think) last October 3, would be a tremendous psychological event.
I'm so looking forward to the heaps of praise that the ever- serious business minded Republicans will heap on President Obama and the Dems in Congress, for rescuing the country from the economic catastrophe brought on by George W. (Don't you DARE call him a conservative!) Bush.