By the Numbers

The Market During President Obama's Time in Office

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on financial regulation at Cooper Union college April 22, 2010 in New York City.
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Ahead of Wednesday's GOP debate, compiled a summary of the market performance since President Obama was elected and the time he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.   

The NASDAQ Composite has posted the largest percent increase among the major equity indices, up 47 percent from the time President Obama was elected and 71 percent since he took office. 

Within the US Dollar Index, a measure of the greenback against a basket of currencies, the Swiss franc, Swedish krona and Canadian dollar have strengthened more than 10 percent, respectively.

During the same period, gold prices are up more than 100 percent, and the yield on the 10-year US treasury-note has dropped from 3.719 back in November 2008 to 1.966 today.

Consumer discretionary stocks have taken the lead in the S&P 500, up 65 percent, followed by technology and material companies.

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