Alexi McCammond Apr 21, 2017
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Biotech investments are declining under Trump

Biotech investments and acquisitions have been declining this year, Bloomberg found, as investors are weary of Trump's ability to foster a biotech boom.

The stats: Compared to three years ago, exchange-traded funds have lost nearly half of its trading volume, per Bloomberg. Moreover, Bloomberg noted that these acquisitions — pharmaceutical and biotech — are down 13 percent this year, totaling $44 billion last quarter.

The Trump effect: Biotech investors and companies are standing by to see what relevant issues Trump's administration will move forward on, such as tax reform and the eventual Obamacare replacement, before they feel confident in investing more in the industry.