Wednesday, November 9, 2016

#Trump Victory Surprises The World - Well At Least The Media

The American people have spoken. Record turnout generated a 'surprise' victory for Trump and the Republican party. I write 'surprise' in quotations because smart money knew what the polls could not say that Hillary's goose was cooked a long time ago.

Americans screaming that the election process was rigged, citing polls showing Hillary with a commanding lead only weeks to days ahead of the election, feel vindicated by the victory. The push to focus on reporting rather than creating news begins today, because it's clear Americans are no longer listening. The transition will not be easy.

While smart money should have been expecting a stock market (never chase strength against the message of the market) and dollar decline on a Trump victory, they should also expect these trend to be short-term. Long-term trends, driven by flight of capital from Europe and Asia and NOT politicians or central planners, will resume faster than people expect.

Americans that believe the status quo ended with the election of Trump are about to learn another hard lesson of change. Meaningful change is rarely comes from the voting booth. Economic, political, and social shifts or meaningful changes usually happen only after major crisis or panic. A big one is coming!

A Trump victory was easy. Americans will soon learn that the price of real change comes with unintended consequences for those unprepared. Few are prepared.

Headline: Trump stuns world with White House defeat of Clinton

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating heavily favored rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential election, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to win the White House race against Clinton, the Democratic candidate whose gold-plated establishment resume included stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.



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