No I do not believe the country is headed in the right direction. Stock Markets being up does not translate to everyone in the country. Less than 1/2 of the population holds any stock and the trickle down theory that when the rich get richer the money trickles down is absolute baloney! (If you don't believe this then check out Reagan's attempt at this disastrous theory.) And the thought that the wealth distribution is getting better is naive at best. Race relations have degraded as we see a president who supports the white supremacists and racists. Our government has waged war against Muslims and middle easterners and banned them from entering the country. Mexicans are vilified routinely and are imprisoned in cages at our borders. The nation's security from terrorists is getting worse as we have more and more home-grown, white, male terrorists with semi-automatic weapons that are easily obtained. Finally, we have a president who has now alienated all of our allies and has cozied up to dictators and strong men who regularly "disappear" their critics. I totally disagree with where the country is headed.