Last Week In Markets: Jan 23 -27, 2017

FISHER INVESTMENTS | January 30, 2017

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The new Trump Administration dominated the media. As always, our political commentary is non-partisan, focused solely on assessing policies’ potential impact on stocks. President Trump made headlines by signing several executive orders and memos on healthcare, trade, immigration and other policy areas. However, like most executive orders, they amount to little—mostly stirring sound and fury. Major, lasting change requires legislation, yet congressional Republicans oppose many of President Trump’s proposals. We expect intraparty gridlock to block, stall or heavily dilute most initiatives—preventing the new administration from accomplishing as much as many envision. Markets, which dislike legislative uncertainty, should benefit from the continued political morass.

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