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Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 27 January 2017 > TRUMPONOMICS, EXPLAINED


We’ve seen this movie before, and it doesn’t necessarily end well
TRADE WAR GAMES: The array of policies the Trump administration wants all point to a trade war with China. And at some point, U.S. stock investors will notice.

IN THE weeks since Donald Trump was elected president, the behavior of U.S. financial markets—and of the stock market in particular—has represented the triumph of hope over common sense. The steady “melt-up” of the main stock indexes to all-time highs is rooted not just in a slowly improving domestic economy but in optimism: the belief that Trump will, as promised during the campaign, cut corporate and individual tax rates, repatriate billions of dollars that companies now stash abroad rather than invest at home, invest a trillion dollars in infrastructure and deregulate large swaths of the economy—all policies that most of corporate America loves.

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