A Dow Look

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On Tuesday, November 11, 2008, America went to the polls. The Dow closed at 8.692.96.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, America went to the polls. The Dow closed at 18.259.60.

On Tuesday, November 11, 2008, the University of Michigan consumer confidence index was 55.3.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the University of Michigan consumer confidence index was 91.6.

In October 2008, the Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 107.2 million full-time wage and salary workers were $720, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported.
In October 2016, the Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 112.8 million full-time wage and salary workers were $827, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported.
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In October 2008, the medium household income was $50,303.
In October 2016, the medium household income was $57,929.

In October 2008, the average salary in the U.S. was $44,321.
In October 2016, the average salary in the U.S. was $50,000.

In October 2008, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 6.50%
In October 2016, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 4.60%.

In October, 2008, total car & truck sales in the U.S. were 834,723*
In October, 2016, total car & truck sales in the U.S. were 1.370,721

*October 2008
Under Tata, Jaguar and Land Rover have forsaken public disclosure in America. Buick, Mercury, Pontiac, and Suzuki all show sales that are just above half what they were last October. Cadillac, Chrysler, GMC, Hummer, Porsche, Saturn, and Volvo posted less than half the sales of October/2007. Arranged by their total sales, here’s the list of major automakers competing in the United States in October 2008 & 2016.

    2008 to 2016

Toyota: 135,818 to 161,116 (#3)
Scion: N/A to 376
Ford: 114,969 to 178,623 (#2)
Chevrolet: 107,313 to 181,964 (#1)
Honda: 75,756 to 113,292 (#4)
Dodge: 53,267 to 41,514
Dodge Ram: N/A to 49,443 (9)
Nissan: 49,833 to 102,312 (#5)
Jeep: 21,360 to 68,826 (#6)
GMC: 21,109 to 42,668
Hyundai: 20,820 to 61,304 (#7)
BMW: 20,203 to 24,017
Chrysler: 19,903 to 14,181
Mazda: 16,442 to 22,711
Lexus: 16,283 to 24,803
Volkswagen: 15,889 to 24,779
Kia: 15,483 to 48,977 (#10)
Mercedes-Benz: 14,996 to 31,383
Pontiac: 13,054 to N/A
Subaru: 12,917 to 53,760 (#8)
Acura: 10,108 to 12,869
Cadillac: 9,541 to 13,948
Saturn: 8,583 to N/A
Buick: 7,642 to 20,046
Mitsubishi: 7,486 to 7,637
Audi: 7,443 to 17,721
Lincoln: 7,399 to 9,069
Infiniti: 7,112 to 11,208
Mercury: 6,753 to N/A
Mini: 5,272 to 3,954
Volvo: 3,717 to 6,340
Suzuki: 3,482 to N/A
Saab: 1,975 to N/A
Porsche: 1,427 to 4,506
Hummer: 1,368 to NA
Alfa Romeo: N/A to 23
Bentley: N/A to 312
Fiat: N/A to 2,622
Genesis: N/A to 1,201
Jaguar: N/A* to 3,219
Land Rover: N/A* to 5,532
Maserati: N/A to 1,304
Smart: N/A to 418

What will history tell about this period?

What will the future bring?

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