DAVOS — The big story so far at Davos is…the snow! Ok, and Donald Trump too. We’ll get to POTUS and other substantive matters in a minute, but first the weather. They say it’s the snowiest WEF meeting in 18 years. Over three feet of snow is expected to have fallen by the end of Monday since Saturday in this tiny Swiss mountain ski town, making travel even more difficult than usual. The almost always reliable, snow-ready trains up here were closed on Sunday because of avalanche danger.
In case you haven’t noticed, Apple’s (AAPL) stock is up a mind-blowing 50% over the past 12 months. That’s a gain of some $300 billion in market value for shareholders, an incredible run for a company so large (never mind 2X the overall market’s gain.). Apple’s market capitalization is now $911 billion, the biggest of any publicly traded company and of course the biggest ever. (Amazon, btw, is worth a mere $631 billion.)
Donald Trump is going to Davos. To say that most attendees don’t see eye-to-eye with him would be an understatement. Well, there is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. After that, not so much. Davos, you see, is the epicenter of globalism think. It is populated for the most part by rich, elite, liberal—to a great degree Europeans—looking to make the world a better place. Davos Man is an archetype oft-ridiculed by Trump Supporters. How does “America First” and “MAGA” fit in with Davos? It doesn’t.
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Selecting a term
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