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Post Election: Pause, Reflect, and Act Carefully

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Posted by Dash of Insight

on Thursday, 10 November 2016 06:50

caution-proceed-carefully-clip-art-at-clker-com-vector-clip-art-Wb1pbu-clipartTake a deep breath. Or maybe two.

The biggest trap for investors during an aggressive political campaign? Allowing the political narrative to become the foundation for your portfolio decisions. I have frequently advocated that investors should be “politically agnostic,” willing to make sound investments regardless of who is in power. This is always easier said than done, particularly in an environment of extreme claims.

Acting emotionally and without sufficient thought is usually a costly mistake. Those who sold all stocks when President Obama was elected missed a huge rally. Those who sold futures contracts on the breaking news last night also have big losses this morning. Here are some key points:

...read 1 thru 4 HERE

...related from Larry Edelson:

The Trump Win. What to do …



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President Trump and the Fall of Davos Man & When Elites Fail

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Posted by John Mauldin - Mauldin Economicscs

on Thursday, 10 November 2016 06:41

113306409 NEW YORK NY - NOVEMBER 09  Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters shut down 5th Avenue transVYxRx2 9udgNR4uaqOYbBvks6nzheoCJCWn0mmbs TUWe had a very late night in the Mauldin household, as I’m sure many of you did. I truly was unsure what to expect from this election, and I was as surprised as anyone when the Trump victory started taking shape. At our election party there were many of my neighbors who were ardent Hillary supporters, and they were shocked, as was much of the national media.

The real losers? Polling companies and those who create models built around them. It turns out that when you really need a poll to work, the model breaks down. Not unlike the models built by the Federal Reserve and many financial planners. Blame natural complexity, for starters.

I keep telling people that past performance is not indicative of future results, and yet even I am surprised (I ruefully admit) at the woeful inadequacy of the predictions of political polls this time around. Brexit? The US? Bring on Italy and France.

Today I have two short, thoughtful post-election articles for you from Gavekal co-founders Louis Gave and Charles Gave. (Charles lives in France, and Louis moves between Hong Kong and Vancouver.) They are among the most “global” people I know, but you will see that they view this election outcome quite differently from the stereotypical globalists. They see the elitist world created by what Charles calls “Davos man” cracking up all over the place as pushback intensifies from the unprotected classes – those left out of the party of globalism and world growth that has developed over the last 30 or so years.



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Jim Rogers: Long-term bull market is over, Clinton & Trump a lose:lose proposition

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Posted by Jim Rogers via The Economic Times

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016 08:10

Screen Shot 2016-11-08 at 7.03.06 AMIn an interview with ET Now,  Jim Rogers, author, Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets, says though he registered a protest vote and did not vote for either Clinton or Trump, he thinks Trump will likely triumph over Hillary Clinton in US presidential elections.  

Edited excerpts  

Why are markets so nervous ahead of this Presidential election cycle? It appears as if the next US President will make or break the world? 

Yes. Remember, this cycle will bring in a new President, may be even a new party. So it is a little bit different from 2012 when chances were great that the same party and same President will return. This time it could be a great upheaval and many people are worried. I hope you are.  

...continue reading HERE

..related:

Shelter BEFORE the storm

 


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Gold Surges While Stocks & Bonds Melt

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Posted by Morris Hubbartt - Super Force Signals

on Friday, 04 November 2016 06:52

Today's videos and charts (double click to enlarge):
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Gold & Silver Bullion Video Analysis

Bonds, Currency, and Stock Markets Video Analysis

Precious Metal ETFs Video Analysis

SF60 Key Charts Video Analysis

SF Juniors Key Charts Video Analysis

SF Trader Time Key Charts Video Analysis

Thanks,

Morris

website: www.superforcesignals.com

 

....also: The Titanic Sinks on Election Day



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The Titanic Sinks on Election Day

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Posted by Gary Christenson - The Deviant InvestorInvestor

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016 06:19

First, this article does not oppose one candidate or the other.

Second, the “powers-that-be” have selected HRC as their choice for President to implement their agenda.

Third, in spite of voting machine “glitches”, the popular vote could go either way. Texas County Enacts “Emergency Paper Ballots”

Regardless of who the voting machines select as winner, the following questions have been mostly ignored by both candidates.

  • The US national debt (official only) is nearly $20 trillion and has approximately doubled every eight years. What is the plan for controlling the growth of that debt? Let it grow exponentially and assume something magical will fix it? Hope that congress will cut expenses? Wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver a pile of dollars from La-La land?

2016 approximately $20 trillion

2024 approximately $40 trillion

2032 approximately $80 trillion – really?

  •  Medicare, health insurance, and sick care costs are skyrocketing for individuals and governments. The latest Obamacare increases are frightening. What is the plan to manage and control price increases? Let prices increase until only congress can afford medical insurance? Bankrupt all pension plans that currently offer medical insurance? Wait for Santa to bring free universal health benefits to everyone at no cost to individuals or the government? More “hope and change?” The Easter Bunny again…

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