When President Trump was inaugurated, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 20,000. Today, it is at 27,000 — a 35% increase. While that is an impressive run, it was just a continuation of the increase that started in 2009, when the Dow was at 7,000. It had nearly tripled by the time President Trump took office in January 2017. The stock market is now flat, with the Dow at the same price today as it was 18 months ago in January 2018.