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Four Elections And A Market Myth Funeral | ZeroHedge - Since 11/7/2000, the first election of Bush, the S 500 is down 0.25%. The USD has lost a remarkable 30% of its purchasing power relative to the world's major currencies (36% Trade-weighted). But it gets better because energy costs (WTI) have risen 65% since then. The Long Bond has gained a remarkable 50% while the clear winners in a Greenspan/Bernanke era has been precious metals - up around 550% since November 2000.