Donald Trump started his mandate with a speech which gave a glimpse of worrying issues. Amongst the points to be highlighted are his promises of increased protectionism against imports, a harder stance against immigration and a huge dose of populism. For Donald’s kind of populism.
Trump’s presidency begins
Since Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections, the markets have seen declines in fixed income securities – bonds have lost 1.5 billion dollars – and rises in equities – with the value of global equities rising by 1.7 billion dollars. The emerging markets have retreated, while there has been an improved performance from cyclical sectors, particularly the financial sector. So we need to ask what will be the best bets for investors once Trump’s presidency begins.