I want to stay away from politics as this site drives me crazy with it's politics.
I have been investing for approximately 23 years. Not saving, investing. There's a big difference there. During Obama's presidency, I had a nice, steady climb in my 401k's and IRA's. The economic data during Obama's presidency was very dull and lackluster (remember, no politics please, just facts). Nonetheless, my investments did well. Now, under the new presidency, our economic markers are off the charts. Economic conditions that haven't been seen in up to 60 years are being obtained. The economy is on fire, GDP is way up, unemployment is way down, etc. etc. Yet, despite this, I agree with you. I have lost MASSIVE ground on my investments since January 29, 2018. It is very, very, very frustrating. As I stated earlier, I have been investing for a long time. I have seen the market up and seen the market down. The economic conditions have always warranted the incline or decline of the market. I don't understand how our economic markers can be so outstanding and our investments are being punished. I don't get it. I do get that I am truly very frustrated as I'm not a young man anymore and I will be relying on my investments in less than 10 years and I need growth, not decline.