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Yahoo Finance Trumponomics Report Card

Donald Trump
Trumponomics Letter GradeOverall gradeLast updated: 13 Dec 2017

About this report card

Yahoo Finance is tracking the performance of the economy under President Donald Trump, compared with six prior presidents going back to Jimmy Carter. We’ve chosen six key economic indicators that directly affect the well-being of ordinary Americans, with data provided by Moody's Analytics. Know more about our methodology, and click on the article below to read the latest update.

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  • Business

    Daily Crunch: Trump SPAC’s market cap approaches $4.7 billion

    Looking ahead, not only do we have earnings from Facebook and Alphabet and Microsoft and Robinhood next week, but our super-great SaaS event is taking place on Wednesday. Public markets welcome Trump SPAC: Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s new media company announced yesterday that it would go public via a SPAC-led transaction. Today, investors spent quite a lot of money bidding up shares in the blank-check company that will take Trump Media and Technology Group public.

  • Politics

    Trump Banking Regulator Determined Banks Should Be Allowed to Trade Crypto: Report

    A U.S. banking regulator during the Donald Trump administration took the position that banks could legally trade cryptocurrencies for their clients, according to a Politico article Friday. The determination was made by staff at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), according to the report, which cited unnamed sources. The determination, which was never made public, counters the aggressively anti-crypto stance of the former President, who in a June interview with Fox Business said that bitcoin seemed “like a scam.”

  • Business
    The Telegraph

    Donald Trump’s social media venture nets huge profits for hedge funds

    A group of Wall Street hedge funds are sitting on huge paper profits after a “blank cheque” firm they invested in struck a deal to merge with Donald Trump’s new social media business. Digital World, a special purpose acquisition company (Spac), began trading in September and was initially valued at just $250m (£181m). But the firm’s shares have rocketed since it revealed a tie-up with Mr Trump’s new venture, Truth Social, taking its market capitalisation to more than $4bn (£2.9bn) at one stage.