“The reason our stock market is so successful is because of me,” said President Trump.

He was speaking to reporters on Air Force One while on his way to Japan this month.

The America First slogan has plenty of support. And U.S. stocks have continued to rally since Trump’s inauguration.

This year, the S&P 500 gained about 17 percent to November 9, 2017. That’s on top of the market’s 286 percent gain between March 2009 and January 1, 2017.

But smart investors also need to look beyond their borders.

Tailwinds have pushed almost every global market since the beginning of the year. Ironically, the United States has one of the smallest sails.

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