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America’s president has demonstrated that he has the power to move stocks, sometimes in the span of just 140 characters.

Donald Trump’s blasts on Twitter about corporate moves that are “a disaster” or company policies that are “great” have reverberated on Wall Street, sending the shares of his tweet targets plummeting or soaring.

We wondered about the long-term impact of Trump’s words on the stocks in question.

No matter what impact the president has, be prepared with a great money market account.

Welcome to the Bankrate Trump Index.


The chart shows the performance of stocks that Trump has mentioned, either negatively or positively, in comparison with the S&P 500 index. We wanted to compare the stocks cited by Trump with a broader market index of large-cap stocks. For that, the S&P 500, a market-weighted index, seemed the best choice, since it contains very large companies and less-massive companies, both of which Trump has mentioned in the past, and it is easy to understand.

The index has 33 companies, including organizations directly discussed by Trump (often on Twitter) or organizations centered on Trump-driven news (like the naming of a CEO to the administration).

The index started officially on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2017, but we have included data going back to Nov. 9, 2016, the day after America voted Trump into the White House, and we continue to add to it as the president tweets.

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As a price-weighted index similar to the Dow Jones industrial average, the Bankrate Trump Index is calculated by adding the prices of the component stocks together and dividing by a divisor that initially will simply be the number of stocks in the index.

The divisor will be adjusted to account for the addition of new stocks mentioned by Trump to the index and stock splits, so that only market factors affect the index’s value day-to-day.

The index will be updated at the end of each trading day.

Our data source for stock price information is

Stocks included in the Bankrate Trump Index:

Charter Communications (CHTR)

Added: March 27, 2017

Cable provider Charter Communications said it would hire 20,000 workers in the U.S. and make a massive $25 billion investment in high-speed Internet – two claims Trump attributed to his administration. The claims were first made before the election.

Campbell’s Soup (CPB)

Added: Feb. 24, 2017

“I like Campbell’s Soup,” Trump said, when addressing the CPAC on Feb. 24. The remark got laughs and made headlines.

Cisco (CSCO)

Added: Feb. 23, 2017

In a CNBC story Trump tweeted, Cisco chairman John Chambers said Trump would be a boon to tech startups.

Aetna (AET)

Added: Feb. 15, 2017

Aetna CEO said in a news story that Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” and Trump tweeted the story with the hashtag #RepealAndReplace.

Humana (HUM)

Added: Feb. 15, 2017

Trump tweeted a news story about Humana’s decision to pull out of the healthcare exchange as more evidence, in his mind, that the Affordable Care Act is a failure.

Intel (INTC)

Added: Feb. 8, 2017

Trump and Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich announced plans for a major manufacturing facility in Arizona. The plan will employ 3,000 people, officials said. Trump tweeted, calling it a “great investment” in American innovation and jobs.

Nordstrom (JWN)

Added: Feb. 8, 2017

Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line from its stores on Feb. 3, and Trump tweeted his displeasure with the company’s move.

Harley Davidson (HOG)

Added: Feb. 1, 2017

The Milwaukee motorcycle company canceled a previously scheduled visit for Donald Trump to tour the factory, citing that it was uncomfortable hosting in the face of likely protests.

Delta Airlines (DAL)

Added: Jan. 30, 2017

Trump criticizes Delta airlines during the chaos at airports following his executive order temporarlily suspending the United States refugee program.

Disney (DIS)

Added: Jan. 25, 2017

David Muir of ABC had the first interview with Trump in the White House. Disney owns ABC Television Group.

Fox (FOXA)

Added: Jan. 25, 2017

Trump praised Fox News – and again slammed CNN — for its ratings on inauguration coverage.

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)

Added: Jan. 24, 2017

This Fortune 500 company, headquartered in Dallas, owns the other project, the Dakota Access pipeline.

TransCanada Corporation (TRP)

Added: Jan. 24, 2017

Trump tweeted a picture of himself signing orders to move forward with two pipeline projects. One is the Keystone XL pipeline, owned by this Canadian energy company.

Walmart (WMT)

Added: Jan. 17, 2017

Trump praises Walmart, which will create 10,000 U.S. jobs in 2017, for “starting the big jobs push back into the U.S.!”

NBC (Owned by Comcast) (CMCSA)

Added: Jan. 15, 2017

Trump routinely criticizes NBC and Saturday Night Live, “the worst of NBC.” In following its longtime tradition, the show satirizes Trump and numerous other political figures.

Fiat Chrysler (FCAU)

Added: Jan. 9, 2017

Trump specifically mentions Fiat, praising the decision to expand in Michigan and the United States.

Time Warner (TWX)

Added: Jan. 5, 2017

News breaks from Bloomberg that Trump opposes the megamerger between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. because “it would concentrate too much power in the media industry.”

AT&T (T)

Added: Jan. 5, 2017

News breaks from Bloomberg that Trump opposes the megamerger between AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. because “it would concentrate too much power in the media industry.”

Toyota (TM)

Added: Jan. 5, 2017

Trump tweets a threat to Toyota if it builds a plant in Mexico. “NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax.”

Sprint (S)

Added: Jan. 3, 2017

Trump tweets a story about the company’s decision to move 5,000 jobs to the United States. Trump says he brokered the deal.

General Motors (GM)

Added: Jan. 3, 2017

Trump tweets a threat of a “big border tax” to General Motors after he says the company “is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border.”

Ford Motor (F)

Added: Jan. 3, 2017

Trump tweets a story about Ford’s decision to scrap a Mexico plant and instead invest in Michigan “due to Trump policies.”

Time Magazine (TIME)

Added: Dec. 15, 2016

Time Magazine name Trump its “Person of the Year.” Trump called it a “great honor.”

Twitter (TWTR)

Added: Dec. 14, 2016

Twitter executives claim that they were “bounced” from a meeting with Trump. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey believed the reason was his role in rejecting an anti-Hillary Clinton emoji — a rejection that brought public complaints from Trump’s campaign.

Exxon Mobile (XOM)

Added: Dec. 12, 2016

Trump selects CEO Rex W. Tillerson to be his secretary of state.

Dow Chemical (DOW)

Added: Dec. 9, 2016

Trump announces Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris will head the American Manufacturing Council in his administration.

Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Added: Dec. 6, 2016

Trump tweets about the company and says he asks Boeing for a price comparison of a Lockheed Martin product.

Boeing (BA)

Added: Dec. 6, 2016

Trump critcizes the company for its projected cost to produce the next generation of Air Force One.

Rexnord (RXN)

On May 9, 2017, added retroactively to index beginning Dec. 2, 2016

Trump rebukes the company for moving jobs to Mexico.

Goldman Sachs (GS)

Added: Nov. 29, 2016

Trump announces Goldman Sachs alumnus Steven Mnuchin as his pick to head the Treasury Department.

United Technologies (UTX)

Added: Nov. 29, 2016

Carrier, which is owned by United Technologies, announces it will keep jobs 1,000 jobs in the U.S. Trump proudly takes credit for the company’s direction.

JPMorgan (JPM)

Added: Nov. 16, 2016

The Trump transition team is interested in having CEO Jamie Dimon join the administration as Treasury Secretary. Dimon turns down the invitation.

New York Times (NYT)

Added: Nov. 9, 2016

Trump routinely criticizes the New York Times for its coverage of him and its editorial direction. This tweet is just one example.

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