Investors are beginning to lose confidence in Trump’s vision for America. The failure to deploy a new healthcare system has seen a decline in confidence with the Dow posting its worst losing streak since 2011.
Markets are now looking forward to his proposed tax reforms in which investors are split on how to assess them. Given the blow to the Healthcare reforms, will republicans use it as a catalyst to do better or will history repeat itself once more?
Given Trump’s recent actions and his tendency to rush, many analysts are worried that Trump will fail to deliver on his tax reforms which is having a dampening effect on both the US Dollar and stocks.
Trump to rollback climate rules
To fulfill his promise of bringing back jobs within the coal industry, President Trump will today sign an executive order rolling back Obama’s climate change legacy.
The order promises to bring back thousands of jobs lost, but energy economists disagree that any such changes will make any difference.
Coal has been on the decline since natural gas became cheaper to produce.
Will the FED raise interest rates again soon?
I’m personally of the view that the US Dollar will continue to weaken in the weeks ahead. US growth for Q1 came out disappointing and the FED need time to reassess the implications of a Trump Presidency on growth. It’s also questionable as to whether Trump will fulfill his tax reforms which could further dampen appetite for the US Dollar.
On Thursday US GDP figures for Q4 will be released which will provide further insight into how the economy performed in the run up to the Presidential race. A reading below the expected 1.9% could result in US Dollar weakness as investors back away from the prospect of a rate hike anytime soon.