It’s now been 12 months since Donald Trump won the US election, and as seen in the chart below from Deutsche Bank, it’s been a very good time for financial markets.
It shows the performance of 41 assets since the US election, and of those, 38 have seen positive returns in US dollar terms.
In particular, stocks have had a whale of a time, surging higher as Trump often points out on Twitter.
Stock market hit yet another all-time record high yesterday. There is great confidence in the moves that my Administration….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2017
While US stocks have soared over the year, it’s actually been the FTSE MIB Index in Italy that has delivered the strongest returns, jumping by 47.8%.
Stocks in Greece and Germany have also performed well, edging out the Dow Jones Industrial Average for a top 3 spot.
For US markets, the Dow has rallied 31.5%, the S&P 500 23.5% while the the small-cap Russell 2000 index has returned 25.4%.
According to Craig Nicol and Jim Reid, strategists at Deutsche Bank, despite the rollicking rally in US equities, the 12-month post election rally in the S&P 500 has not actually been the largest on record. It’s actually well below the 36.8% return in the year following Franklin Roosevelt’s election victory in 1944.
Still, it’s still been a strong performance from the index, finishing every month higher than where it started since Trump’s election victory.
That’s something that’s never happened before.
Outside of stocks, copper and crude oil have also performed strongly over the year, outpacing returns in corporate and sovereign bonds.
Of all the assets covered, silver has been the laggard to date, losing 7.8% over the past 12 months.
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