Bloomberg

Trump's Fed tweets shown to have 'significant' effect on trading

President Donald Trump's Twitter attacks on the Federal Reserve are prompting investors to bet the central bank will bow to political pressure and lower interest rates, according to a new study.

Trump has frequently used social media to criticize the Fed and Chairman Jerome Powell for running rates higher than he thinks they should be. A review of such tweets and the market response by economists from Duke University and the London Business School found they have a "statistically significant and negative effect" on markets...

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