Investing in the Trump Era

How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets

  • Nicholas P. Sargen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Financial Markets and Long-Term Growth

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  3. Fiscal and Regulatory Policies to Promote Growth

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  4. Monetary, Exchange Rate and Trade Policies

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  5. Globalization and Financial Markets

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-156

About this book


In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, investors and the electorate alike are seeking clarity on a wide range of macro policy issues that will impact the economy and markets in the years ahead. The primary goal of this book is to provide an objective source for investors to learn about economic policy issues that surfaced. Topics include long-term growth, the federal budget deficit, healthcare reform, tax reform, regulatory policies affecting the financial system and environment, the nexus of monetary, exchange rate and trade policies, and globalization.  The book explains how these issues have evolved, considers arguments from both sides of the political divide, and draws upon evidence from studies by experts in the respective areas.  A related goal is to assess the likely impact of economic policies on financial markets.  While the presidential election was close, the markets’ response was decisive:  U.S. and global equity markets went on a tear as consumer and business confidence soared.  This surprised many investors who believed a Trump victory would be bad for financial markets.  It also caused many to question whether expectations embedded in markets were too optimistic. Sargen’s assessment is presented in the opening and concluding chapters. 


Economic Policy financial markets Fiscal and Regulatory Policies Economic growth Monetary, Exchange Rate and Trade Policies Globalization Global economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas P. Sargen
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  1. 1.Fort Washington Investment AdvisorsCincinnati, OHUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76044-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76045-2
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