Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are campaigning on the sentiment that thecountry is not headed in the right direction. Certainly, many of our citizens would echo that sentiment. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll has that number at 73%. But here are a few other numbers to think about.
- The Dow closed at 8,077.56 the day Obama was sworn in. It will open today at 13,207.95. That's a 63% increase.
- NASDAQ closed at 1,440.86 the day Obama was sworn in. It will open today at 3,020.86. That's a 110% increase.
- The S&P closed at 805.22 the day Obama was sworn in. It will open today at 1,405.87. That's a 75% increase.
Are we where we want to be? No. Are we headed in the right direction? Yes.