8@eight: Trump reality check for markets

8@eight: Trump reality check for markets

2017 was never going to be boring.With Obama having given his farewell speech, the rhetoric of Donald Trump via twitter and news outlets now becomes very real.

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1. Trump: Trump in his first press conference spent some of his time defending himself against “nonsense” intelligence reports and stated he would not divest himself of his business holdings. He also reaffirmed a border tax on US companies that shift production overseas, sending his message to car companies saw the stocks of auto makers mixed in US trading, Ford motor company fell 2% while General motors rallied 1.1% in overnight trade.2. Pharma cops a spray: Trump openly criticised the pharmaceutical and bio tech sector sending the healthcare index down 2.6% in early trade putting a lid on recent gains in the Nasdaq. Traders were expecting the President elect would be good for the industry with many stocks making strong …

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