Defying consensus, JPM found retail spending activity trends "worsened post the election contrary to stock market moves and color from some management teams" when analyzing satellite image car counts at parking lots. It finds that this is "interesting as it is counter to prevailing thought."
"Because I felt like I was very much going to be winning. I don't think it's appropriate for me to be owning stocks when I'm making deals for this country that maybe will effect one company positively and another negatively. I just felt there was a conflict."
There is over a month left until Trump's inauguration, and the President-elect's hard-hitting negotiating style may have scored yet another economic victory: according to a statement issued by Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, the company said it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States.
Donald Trump sold all of his shares in companies in June, according to a Trump spokesman, a move that would have raised substantial cash ahead of the presidential election and could ease concerns about potential conflicts of interest.
"The environment remains uncertain with a number of potentially frosty developments. The result of the constitutional referendum in Italy is a harbinger of renewed turbulence that could spill over from the political arena to the economy – with Europe particularly endangered."
In a sign that investor enthusiasm about the Apple "rebound" may have been premature, Digitimes reports that Apple has begun to reduce orders for iPhone 7s as initial "sales momentum has started fading", according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.