When Bill Clinton entered the White House in 1993 the S&P was at 451 points. By the end of his first term the market was up to 786; by the end of his second term it was at 1366. The result was a 198% increase and what has, in retrospect, been viewed as an era of envious growth.
On Thursday the S&P closed at 2191, which, coincidentally, puts the stock market up 198% since when Obama took office. There is one month left to go before the Obama administration takes its leave, but it looks like there is a good chance that Obama may leave the oval office with either a tie, or a win, for the title of "best performing" stock market.