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U.S. Election Implications

November 2016
Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election was a surprise to many market participants, resulting in increased market volatility immediately following the election. There is a level of uncertainty with this result as Trump has put forward fewer policy specifics than most Presidential candidates. In addition, because he has no experience in government, we cannot look to prior votes or proposals to better understand his views. Despite the level of uncertainty, we believe it is important to take a longer-term view. The balance of this paper will review what we believe to be the critical issues which will drive markets over the coming months and years.

 

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