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Old 07-30-2016, 10:27 AM
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No. He's really not that smart.
There have been articles documenting that the reason he is so rich is because he started with a lot of money. His business growth is LESS THAN what it could have been if he had invested in the S&P 500.

Trump Worth $10 Billion Less Than If He’d Simply Invested in Index Funds | Money Talks News
Imagine Trump had retired in 1982, sold his real estate holdings and invested his $500 million in the S&P 500 — that is, 500 stocks representing the American stock market.

From 1982 through the end of 2014, the S&P 500 index had an annualized return, including reinvested dividends, of 11.86 percent, according to MoneyChimp’s S&P 500 Compound Annual Growth Rate calculator.

Per this calculator, every dollar invested in January 1982 would have been worth $40 by December of 2014. That means Trump’s initial $500 million would have grown to $20 billion. That’s twice what Trump says he’s worth today.
Grasping at straws again I see with a what if opinion piece. Nothing but what if, maybe, had he done this, crap don't fly and certainly does show he is not a smart guy.
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Why do you guys spend so much time covering for this moron?
As my one son refers to him; Trumpfoolery Buffoonery.
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As my one son refers to him; Trumpfoolery Buffoonery.
I won't disagree with the characterization of Donald Trump as a "buffoon."

Realistically, however, this is a binary choice: Gary Johnson will not be our next POTUS.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be.

And I am currently in a STOP HILLARY mode--and will be through November 8, 2016...
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I won't disagree with the characterization of Donald Trump as a "buffoon."

Realistically, however, this is a binary choice: Gary Johnson will not be our next POTUS.

Either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be.

And I am currently in a STOP HILLARY mode--and will be through November 8, 2016...
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Grasping at straws again I see with a what if opinion piece. Nothing but what if, maybe, had he done this, crap don't fly and certainly does show he is not a smart guy.

I didn't think you would be able to comprehend it the first time around.

Let's try this again.
Trump has demonstrated a return on his existing capital base of X%.
That value is actually pretty weak compared to simply investing in the S&P 500.
He has made SOME money, but overall our market has moved at a better pace than his personal return on investment.

And regarding "smart guy", all anybody needs to do is watch him and recognize he is little more than a toddler throwing tantrums.


Trump Worth $10 Billion Less Than If He’d Simply Invested in Index Funds | Money Talks News
Imagine Trump had retired in 1982, sold his real estate holdings and invested his $500 million in the S&P 500 — that is, 500 stocks representing the American stock market.
From 1982 through the end of 2014, the S&P 500 index had an annualized return, including reinvested dividends, of 11.86 percent, according to MoneyChimp’s S&P 500 Compound Annual Growth Rate calculator.
Per this calculator, every dollar invested in January 1982 would have been worth $40 by December of 2014. That means Trump’s initial $500 million would have grown to $20 billion. That’s twice what Trump says he’s worth today.
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Default Re: Trump Says He Wanted to 'Hit a Couple of [DNC] Speakers So Hard'

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I didn't think you would be able to comprehend it the first time around.

Let's try this again.
Trump has demonstrated a return on his existing capital base of X%.
That value is actually pretty weak compared to simply investing in the S&P 500.
He has made SOME money, but overall our market has moved at a better pace than his personal return on investment.

And regarding "smart guy", all anybody needs to do is watch him and recognize he is little more than a toddler throwing tantrums.


Trump Worth $10 Billion Less Than If He’d Simply Invested in Index Funds | Money Talks News
Imagine Trump had retired in 1982, sold his real estate holdings and invested his $500 million in the S&P 500 — that is, 500 stocks representing the American stock market.
From 1982 through the end of 2014, the S&P 500 index had an annualized return, including reinvested dividends, of 11.86 percent, according to MoneyChimp’s S&P 500 Compound Annual Growth Rate calculator.
Per this calculator, every dollar invested in January 1982 would have been worth $40 by December of 2014. That means Trump’s initial $500 million would have grown to $20 billion. That’s twice what Trump says he’s worth today.
Good way to start a post attack and insult the poster. How you stay a mod and get away with your **** is beyond me. The rest of your post isn't worth responding to. So go **** yourself.
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Good way to start a post attack and insult the poster. How you stay a mod and get away with your **** is beyond me. The rest of your post isn't worth responding to. So go **** yourself.
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