Investing in Companies or Stocks Trump Tweets About

As soon as Donald Trump was elected president the stock market rallied. In fact, there were immediately stocks dubbed “Trump Stocks”. These including infrastructure companies and companies he was in favor of. This article will highlight the companies he has tweeted about since being elected president.

Boeing Corporation

Trump tweeted the following:

Boeing Stock – $154.17 on December 6th, 2016

May 22nd, 2017 – $183.52

You would have a gain of just over 17% had you invested when Trump wanted to cancel the order.

Ford Motor Company

Trump tweeted this on January 3rd, 2017

Ford Stock – $12.59 on January 3rd, 2017

May 22nd, 2017 – $11.06

If you had invested in Ford after the “major Trump announcement” you would be down over 11% when the overall market (S&P 500) is up over 5%. Also, Ford just fired their CEO.

Saturday Night Live

Trump tweeted this on January 15th:

For those wondering, SNL had its largest audience in 23 years. NBC is owned by NBCUniversal which is not publicly traded.

NY Times

Donald Trump has been tweeting about the “failing NY Times” for quite some time but this was his first tweet about the media company as President of the United States:

NY Times Stock – $13.30 on January 30th, 2017

May 22nd, 2017 – $17.40

The failing New York Times is up over 26% since Trump started using the “FAKE NEWS” jargon in late January.

Intel Corporation

Trump tweeted this in early February:

Intel Stock – $36.38 on February 8th, 2017

May 22nd, 2017 – $35.76

You would be down over 3% in a time in which Google (13%), Apple (13%) and Amazon (15%) are all up double digits.

Steel Companies

On April 20th, 2017 President Trump tweeted this:

After the announcement, most steel stocks were up between 7% and 10% on that particular day. Here is the one month return since then:

  • US Steel (X) ($30.50 on 4/20) – down 32.23%
  • Nucor (NUE) – ($60.35 on 4/20) – down 2.6%
  • AK Steel (AKS) – ($6.82 on 4/20) – down 12.9%
  • Steel Dynamics (STLD) ($34.91 on 4/20) – up 3.64%

Most steel companies are down after the huge Trump steel announcement.

Others

President elect Donald Trump mentioned LL Bean on January 12th, 2017 but LL Bean is not a publicly traded company. Mr. Trump has also tweeted about General Motors and Fox News favorably in the last several months.

In Summary

Trump has tweeted in favor of:

  • Ford – down 11%
  • Steel stocks – mostly down, US Steel is down over 30%
  • Intel – down 3%

Trump has tweet against:

  • Boeing – up 17%
  • NY Times – up 26%
  • SNL – Most watched year in 23 years

This is not fake news or alternative facts. Do the research yourself.


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