In July 2015 Donald Trump, who at the time was nothing more than a Republican presidential contender, made his financial disclosure forms public. The 92 page disclosure was a true treasure trove that showed how one of the best deal makers in the world invests his fortune.
According to the disclosure Trump had at least $1.4 billion in assets with $70 million being held in stocks. Based on his investments it looks like Trump loves large caps. And while Trump has his holdings in a variety of different sectors, there are a few that really stand out in the crowd as he invested a minimum of $500,000 in each.
Here is a quick look at 4 stocks Donald Trump seems to really love:
#1 – Apple (AAPL)
Being that Trump loves to brag about his many successful businesses it’s no surprise he invested so much in tech giant Apple. Apple is behind the groundbreaking iPhone which has been wowing both consumers and investors for many, many years. In 2015 Apple stock had a 1.7 percent dividend yield and made Trump between $15,000 and $50,000 during the reporting period.
#2 – Kinder Morgan (KMI)
Kinder Morgan is one of the largest energy companies in the nation. And while this particular stock didn’t pay Trump a dividend in the 2015 reporting period, he did manage to earn between $100,000 and $1 million for a capital gain.
When it comes to energy and crude oil Kinder Morgan is a very strong play. Especially for those who are a bit bullish on crude oil.
#3 – JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
While JP Morgan Chase & Co. could easily be called an anti Trump stock, it is one that managed to produce a 2.5 percent yield in 2015. And though revenues did slip a bit, they were still higher than those on Wall Street expected. With a 2.5 percent dividend yield and JP Morgan Chase successfully cutting costs, it’s safe to say this stock turned out to be a winning play.
#4 – International Business Machines (IBM)
In the 2015 reporting period International Business Machines reported quarterly sales of $20.8 billion. This was a bit below the $20.95 billion Wall Street was expecting. And even though IBM isn’t coming out with hot technologies such as the iPhone, they still have a very cheap price to earnings ratio which makes it a smart stock to hold on to.