Things That Make You Go HMMM

A Walk Around The Fringes Of Finance

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I won’t add my voice to the chorus of those picking over the bones of the election trying to decide definitively why what happened happened, why the pollsters were so wrong (hint: Garbage In/ Garbage Out) and how we are about to embark on four years of watching President Trump walk down the steps of Airforce One (it still doesn’t sound right when I say it out loud) because the simple truth is, it did happen (crying millennials please take note) and what we need to figure out is what it means for markets.

While it is far too early to draw concrete conclusions about what any of this means, my own belief is that the important likely effects on markets of what is already being called perhaps the greatest political upset in history, can readily be described in just two very familiar words; hope and change.

And by ‘hope’, I of course mean ‘volatility’ but nobody ever got elected on a platform of ‘volatility and change’... Read more