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How to invest for the Age of Trump

How to invest for the Age of Trump

Investing for the Age of Trump presents some special considerations for financial advisors.

For one, there's the risk of a 3 a.m. Donald Trump tweet that torpedoes one of your favorite stocks.

Never before have advisors faced the kind of power the new president can wield over financial markets and individual investments via social media. Witness Trump’s use of Twitter in recent weeks to criticize publicly traded companies including Ford, General Motors, Boeing and Lockheed Martin for business decisions he didn't like.

But it’s the bigger picture that will be crucial for advisors to get right: choosing the optimal mix of stocks, bonds and other assets...