The Market During President Obama's Time in Office
This Thursday in front of Congress, President Obama will deliver a highly anticipated list of federal policies meant to promote job creation.
According to media reports, the new measures will cost about $300 billion and will include spending on infrastructure, tax credits for companies hiring, job training for those affected by the recession , educational programs, among others.
Ahead of the speech, CNBC.com compiled a summary of the market performance since President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009.
The NASDAQ 100 has seen the largest percent increase among the major equity indices, up 86 percent, while crude oil, gold, and gasoline prices have more than doubled.
Within the U.S. Dollar Index, the Swiss franc, Swedish krona and Canadian dollar have strengthened more than 20 percent, respectively, against the greenback.
Consumer discretionary stocks have taken the lead in the S&P 500, up 78 percent, followed by technology and material companies.