If one word could be ascribed to Trump’s tantrum-like tweets, it is volatile. It’s safe to say no president has ever used social media the way Trump does, and that isn’t exactly a good thing when it comes to the market.
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person – always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Max Braun, a Google X robotics employee, noticed a trend in the market when Trump used Twitter. He found a correlation between Trump’s tweets about publicly traded companies, and created an app with a bot that works with stocks. When Trump tweets negatively about a company, like he did about Toyota or Nordstrom, the bot shorts that stock. If he speaks positively, the bot will buy stock in the company.
“I’ve been playing with the idea of writing a trading bot based on this for a while. The outcome is @Trump2Cash, which notifies you about when he tweets,“ he told Newsweek. "It can even automatically trade stocks for you.”
The big kicker? All of the profits made from the bot go to either the American Civil Liberties Union, The National Resources Defense Council or Planned Parenthood. With a starting fund of $100,000, the bot by Braun has the potential to make an actual difference.
The guys at Google really do know how to do everything, don’t they?