Thursday, January 5, 2017

Trump Is vs. what Trump Does

Much has been said about the Trump Administration, and what he will do when he takes office on January 20, 2017.  In fact, even more has been made about his "first 100 days" in office, and the effect of that on our stock market and the habits of companies that operate in the United States.

He Tweets a lot of stuff - and I guess that's his right as a citizen - but I also guess that it's our right as a citizen to have a President-Elect who speaks rather than Tweets, but that probably labels me a Luddite, or something.  I like to be spoken-to.

Lately, our Tweeter In Chief has been griping against Ford, Carrier, and Toyota about building manufacturing plants in Mexico vs. building them in the United States.  Conventional logic would argue that he prefers American jobs over runaway inflatiion. (See my previous post) Once you have accepted that idea, any investment you can make is minuscule in comparison.  If you accept the idea that American jobs is greater than consumer prices, you have accepted an idea that I cannot accept, and most Americans cannot accept, either. So, let's talk about it.

We have a lot of choices. The idea that Trump has closed-off one avenue by his bullying tweets doesn't mean that the whole market is closed-off. We are in a whole new world.