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The Trump Factor: How the Trump Administration is Affecting Global Markets

Ziad of Blackhawk Partners talks about how the Trump Administration is Affecting Global Market, foreign policy, tax, trade, and much more.
Recorded May 23 2018 61 mins
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Ziad K. Abdelnour, Founder, President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc
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