The Trump effect
By Cal Thomas
Tribune Content Agency
Here are two scenarios. One: you are a retiree who in recent years has been concerned about the value of your stock portfolio. Suddenly, the value of your stocks and stock-based mutual funds surges, the Dow rising 1,000 points to record highs within weeks.
You examine the monthly report your broker sends and you are pleasantly surprised at how much your investments have earned since Donald Trump took office.