The Monitor's View Trump’s call for patient capitalism

The president asked federal regulators to lessen the pressure on corporations to report quarterly profits. He joins many others in trying to ensure long-term investments built on fundamental values, such as innovation and integrity.

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Investors in the stocks of corporations are often categorized as being either patient for long-term returns (the ants) or impatient for short-term profits (the grasshoppers). On Friday, President Trump joined a rising chorus of critics by asking federal regulators to move toward rules that would further favor the patient investor – which can include funds in which about a third of Americans put aside money for retirement. 

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