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On March 3, 2009, President Obama said stocks were looking like a pretty good buy. Less than a week later -- on March 9 -- the stock market hit its low point after the financial crisis.

But tince then, the U.S. stock market has been on a tremendous upswing for nearly eight years. The S&P 500 has gained over 200%. So far, Obama is shaping up to be one of the best presidents for the stock market in modern history.

First published January 6, 2017: 11:46 AM ET

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