Relative index performance during the Presidential Cycle

This page shows 4 year Presidential Cycle charts with multiple indices on log scales. The purpose is to show the relative performance of large caps (SPX) and small caps (OTC) and (R2K) over the cycle.

The first line in the legend lists the date range of the chart.

In the line following the symbol, the first number is the total return for the cycle, the second number is the lowest low from the beginning of the cycle and the third number is the highest high from the beginning of the cycle. The next line begins with MDD (Maximum DrawDown) followed by the amount and the date. The last item is CAR (Compound Annual Return) which is the return for the whole cycle on an annualized basis.

Vertical dashed lines have been drawn on the first trading day of each year.

Green = SPX

Brown = OTC

Orange = R2K data begins 1980

1965 - 1968

1969 - 1972

1973 - 1976

1977 - 1980

1981 - 1984

1985 - 1988

1989 - 1992

1993 - 1996

1997 - 2000

2001 - 2004

2005 - 2008

2009-2012