Trump Wins: What It Means for Your Stocks

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, after winning close races in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.Trump and markets

While Clinton won the popular vote by 187,000 votes, Trump secured 276 electoral votes. Americans want new leadership in Washington, and they cast their votes for a big change.

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In immediate response, stock market indexes around the world started falling. Japanese stocks were down 5%, Germany dropped 1%, and China was down 0.8%.

Meanwhile, Dow futures were down as much as 800 points or 5% in the early hours this morning.

At 3 a.m. after receiving a conciliatory call from Hillary Clinton  ̶  Trump took the stage in front of supporters. He said, “Now it’s a time for America to bind the wounds of division. It is time for us to come together as one united people.”

Trump and Markets

His words appeared to immediately calm the market. The Dow futures cut their losses to a more manageable 2%.

When the opening bell rang at 9:30 a.m., U.S. stocks opened only slightly lower. As of 11:30 a.m., stocks were trading higher:

  • Dow Jones industrials: +0.8%
  • Nasdaq: +0.7%
  • Russell 2000: +2.1%
  • S&P 500: +0.7%

It appears that Trump’s message to embrace all Americans has reduced some of the initial concerns. Similarly, Clinton’s prompt concession to Trump shows that where will be likely a smooth transition of power.

Stocks hate uncertainty. That uncertainty has been weighing on the markets for several weeks. The election has been hanging over the market, and holding back gains.

This morning, the markets woke up knowing WHO will begin leading the country on Jan. 20.

With stocks initially rising, what’s next for the market? It’s a big and important question.

That’s exactly why my team is preparing for an urgent briefing tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This timely event will discuss the election results, the market reaction, historical trends and current trading situations.

Attend and you’ll discover our top sectors and favorite stocks for outperformance in the coming months.

Will stocks keep rising? Or is today’s bounce temporary? What does Trump mean for taxes and trade? These are important questions that we will answer tomorrow as we consider Trump and markets.

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Good Investing,
Ian Wyatt

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