10 Terrible Stocks From President Trump's First Year

President Donald Trump has been the commander in chief for just shy of a year, having taken the oath of office on Jan.

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President Donald Trump has been the commander in chief for just shy of a year, having taken the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017.

And what a raucous year it has been. On the legislative front, Republicans couldn’t quite repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), but they did enact sweeping tax reform. ISIS has been all but wiped out, yet North Korea has emerged as a troubling nuclear threat. The political mudslinging – some merited, and some not – has reached epic levels.

No one can deny Donald Trump has been good for the equity market, though. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has rallied 23% since he was sworn in, and gained 31% since he was elected in November 2016.

It hasn’t been a banner year for all stocks, however. Some stocks missed out on the rally and managed to move in the other direction – and that’s not just biotechnology busts or companies already doomed to bankruptcy. Several woeful performers since Trump took the country’s helm have tanked because of deteriorating results and growing investor worry.

Here’s a closer look at the 10 most notable exchange-listed large- and mid-cap losers since Trump took office. Removed from the list are oil companies still buried under the rubble of 2014’s implosion, biopharma companies that whiffed on key drug trials, and organizations that have been doomed since well before Trump became president. The names left behind are uncomfortably familiar, allegedly blue-chip outfits.


Data is as of Jan. 18, 2017. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.

James Brumley
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.