George Bush Junior had the same performance in 8 years (roughly) as Carter had in 4 years, almost -75%.
I would add that Bush inherited the leverage in the banking system from Clinton where the Gov't allowed banks to lever from 11:1 up to 40:1, thus creating the bubble. Bush cut the leverage back down to 11:1, and in the process, popped the asset-lending bubble. Clearly, it was a much better idea to cut the leverage down slowly over a period of YEARS instead of doing it so fast.
Capacity to lend or borrow is what determines the fate of countries. France was bankrupt in 1974. The world decided to let France borrow money based on the price of gold being a multiple of the current price and then let gold float free. So, gold went from $35 to $800 and France was saved. Banks have the chains. The Gov't, though, sets the length of the chains and how tight they are placed around your neck.
Look back and see on this chart which presidents are widely hailed as successful Presidents... and you can see it is when the stock market goes up versus Gold .
Reagan +262%, Clinton +299%
There's plenty more observations to be made from this chart, but wanted you to see it fresh from the idea stage where we have been chatting about it in the KEY HIDDEN LEVELS CHAT ROOM. If you have something to add, put your comments down and we can have an interesting history lesson.
Every day in the markets is a new day and new discoveries and patterns make it very interesting indeed.
I hope you have had a good year in the markets and I look forward to putting together my forecast for 2017 for the S&P500 . My last 5 years of predictions have had quite a level of interest and quite a level of accuracy. It's a high standard to maintain.
My best to you,
December 15, 2016 12:16PM EST
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It is Very easy to understand.
If stocks do better than Gold, people like the President.
If gold does better than stocks, people DON'T LIKE the president.
If people want to HIDE THEIR MONEY IN THE GROUND, I don't think that's a vote for the President's ability to lead and to drive growth.
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Tim 9/11/2017 9:17AM EST