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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stocks Surge to Unexpected Near-Records Following Trump Victory

It turns out that President Donald Trump might not be bad for the stock market after all.

Asian stock markets tumbled shortly after Trump overtook Hillary Clinton in the presidential electoral vote count early Wednesday. From there, all signs quickly pointed to a big stumble for Wall Street — that never materialized.

Soon after Trump was confirmed as America's 45th president and he delivered an acceptance speech pledging to unify a deeply divided nation, global financial markets steadied.

The U.S. stock market wavered in the first hour of trading, but then moved sharply higher, flirting by late afternoon with a record high for the Dow Jones industrial average.

"He took on a remarkably conciliatory posture," said Eric Wiegand, senior portfolio manager at the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank. "That went a long way to demonstrating perhaps for the first time, or very few times, his presidential disposition and gave a greater sense of calm. That's what had an early reprieve in the markets."

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

More good surprises are on the way!

Anonymous said...

And how many of you benefited from the rise in stocks. What's in your portfolio? Most on here complain about paying their bills but are cheering for a stock market they don't own a piece of. LMAO.

Anonymous said...

Young people out there, college students with too much time on your hands, do these marches in the streets, and violence against cops after Trump takes office the results will be very different for you. And the colleges giving the students time out for classes and therapy including therapy dogs, to come to grip with the election. These colleges need to be shut down, you should be teaching them to come to grips and grow up, the baby sitting has gone on far to long, no more time out.