Top 10 Best and Worst Years for the Dow Jones Industrial Average Listed by President.

It is interesting to actually look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average and look at the 10 best and 10 worst performing years and look at who was President at the time.  Just because you have the best performing year or the worst, this doesn’t necessarily mean it is all the person in office fault.  You need to remember that during these times there was the Great Depression, World Wars, and other market panics.  Again, market volatility is not a sign of a healthy market and in fact may show fundamental weakness.Take the list below for what it is worth.  If anything, it will show you that both parties have seen bright and dark days.The Dow’s 10 Best Years

The Dow’s Best Years

Rank

Year

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% Change

President

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1915

99.15

81.66

Woodrow Wilson (Dem)

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1933

99.90

66.69

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem)

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1928

300.00

48.22

Calvin Coolidge (Rep)

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1908

86.15

46.64

Theodore Roosevelt (Rep)

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1954

404.39

43.96

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Rep)

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1904

69.61

41.74

Theodore Roosevelt (Rep)

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1935

144.13

38.53

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem)

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1975

852.41

38.32

Gerald R. Ford (Rep)

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1905

96.20

38.20

Theodore Roosevelt (Rep)

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1958

583.65

33.96

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Rep)

The Dow’s 10 Worst Years:

The Dow’s Worst Years

Rank

Year

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% Change

President

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1931

77.90

-52.67 Herbert Hoover (Rep)

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1907

58.75

-37.73 Theodore Roosevelt (Rep)

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1930

164.58

-33.77 Herbert Hoover (Rep)

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1920

71.95

-32.90 Woodrow Wilson (Dem)

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1937

120.85

-32.82 Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem)

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1974

616.24

-27.57 Richard M. Nixon (Rep)

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1903

49.11

-23.61 Theodore Roosevelt (Rep)

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1932

59.93

-23.07 Herbert Hoover (Rep)

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1917

74.38

-21.71 Woodrow Wilson (Dem)

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1966

785.69

-18.94 Lyndon B. Johnson (Dem)

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  1. Mark Vice said:

    Great post!

    June 12th, 2010 at 7:06 am

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