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Trump's tactics mean it's best to tone down big hopes for shares

Feb 1, 2017 - Australian Financial Review

It got off to a great start, and for a time it all looked so promising. But in the end the month of January wasn't a good one for investors in the sharemarket.

The major S&P ASX 200 index was up almost 3 per cent when the calendar year was just a week or so old, but in the end it was down close to 1 per cent when trading ended on Tuesday.

That's not a good sign for those who believe in the theory that says the performance of the sharemarket in January reflects how shares will go for

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