Investors: Don't Sweat Donald Trump's Tweets

You can't go online or turn on the television without hearing about President Donald Trump's latest tweets or pronouncements on China or North Korea -- or the latest developments in the Robert Mueller probe. And the stock market news frequently cites Trump's effect on stock prices.

But, in my view, investors pay far too much attention to what President Trump says and does. Despite what the headlines suggest, presidents tend to have only a limited effect on

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