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Wall Street firms use algorithms that capture Trump’s tweets to profit from automated trades

An image of President-elect Donald Trump appears on a television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Some sophisticated traders with automated programs are using computer algorithms that instantly capture Trump’s Twitter remarks and then immediately buy or sell the affected stocks, analysts say.

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