Trump’s top stock picks favor finance and U.S.

We knew billionaire presidential hopeful Donald Trump is pretty comfortable around money. It turns out that some of his biggest bets on public companies have within the financial sector.

Trump reported having at least $6 million to $30 million in his biggest checking and savings accounts, according to a federal disclosure he filed in July as a presidential candidate. AJC business columnist Matt Kempner took a look at Trump’s holdings for a column that includes a surprise about what regular investors can learn from The Donald’s stock investments.

Presidential hopeful and billionaire Donald Trump has gotten comfortable around investing money, though in larger denominations.

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has gotten comfortable around investing money, though in larger denominations.

An AJC analysis of Trump’s filing showed that among his15 biggest public company holdings were these financial powerhouses: JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America.

Trump also had big investments in Apple, pharmaceuticals company Bristol-Myers Squibb, energy firm Kinder Morgan, Caterpillar, GE, Comcast, IBM, Chevron, Ford and Google. Only one of his top 15 is based outside the U.S.: French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi.

Want to know how wild The Don of Dazzle gets in his stock investments? Check out Kempner’s Unofficial Business column on myAJC.com.

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