The market has spoken (II) - Macleans.ca

The market has spoken (II)

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From the open of business on January 24—the day after Stephen Harper’s Conservatives won power—to the close of the Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday, the TSX shows a gain of 254.78 points.

On days when Parliament has been sitting over that period—excluding break weeks, summer breaks and Christmas breaks and assuming my math is correct—the TSX has gained 1,729.12 points.

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April 3, 2006 12,200.68
April 11, 2006 12,177.30
-23.38

April 24, 2006 12,418.08
May 19, 2006 11,545.77
-872.31

May 29, 2006 11,774.84
June 22, 2006 11,130.21
-644.63

September 18, 2006 11,672.11
October 6, 2006 11,690.89
+18.78

October 16, 2006 11,947.41
November 10, 2006 12,340.47
+393.06

November 20, 2006 12,367.22
November 29, 2006 12,668.16
+300.94

December 4, 2006 12,767.36
December 13, 2006 12,910.32
+142.96

January 29, 2007 12,988.68
March 2, 2007 12,863.27
-125.41

March 19, 2007 12,894.74
March 30, 2007 13,165.50
+270.76

April 16, 2007 13,599.75
May 18, 2007 14,105.32
+505.59

May 28, 2007 14,041.32
June 20, 2007 13,978.16
-63.16

June 22, 2007 14,076.89
June 22, 2007 13,986.03
-90.86

October 16, 2007 14,205.54
November 2, 2007 14,363.88
+158.34

November 13, 2007 13,742.89
December 14, 2007 13,674.23
-68.66

January 28, 2008 12,891.49
February 15, 2008 13,226.76
+335.27

February 25, 2008 13,559.97
March 14, 2008 13,252.84
-307.13

March 31, 2008 13,281.20
April 18, 2008 14,237.06
+955.86

April 28, 2008 14,171.06
May 16, 2008 14,984.20
+813.14

May 26, 2008 14,750.44
June 20, 2008 14,580.67
-169.77

November 18, 2008 8,865.19
December 4, 2008 8,057.82
-807.37

January 26, 2009 8700.12
February 13, 2009 8678.10
-22.02

February 23, 2009 8014.35
March 13, 2009 8,303.39
+282.04

March 23, 2009 8,765.47
April 3, 2009 9,065.76
+300.29

April 20, 2009 9,324.42
April 30, 2009 9,324.83
+0.41

May 4, 2009 9,604.59
May 15, 2009 9,762.85
+158.26

May 25, 2009 10,004.78
June 19, 2009 10,287.95
+283.17

September 14, 2009 11,174.66
September 18 11,445.95
+271.29

September 28, 2009 11,269.36
October 9, 2009 11,436.92
+167.56

October 19, 2009 11,566.78
November 6, 2009 11,250.42
-316.36

November 16, 2009 11,496.76
December 10, 2009 11,379.22
-117.54

Open and close figures via Yahoo’s historical data.