U.S. Markets Make Titanic Gains Post-2016 Presidential Election

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Since November 8, 2016, the following percentage gained/lost graphs show that, to date (as of Thursday),

  • 8 of 9 Major Indices increased from 27.31 to 41.58%, while the 9th posted gains of 4.71%
  • 6 of 9 Major Sectors gained from 26.09 to 44.69%, while the remaining 3 gained from 8.93 to 12.37%

It looks like someone was anticipating an improved economic future from the election results and bet heavily on U.S. markets to propel them to these gains…judging by the spike in volumes made on the Dow 30 Index every week, since then, and not seen since the financial crisis of 2008/09 (weekly charts below).

For further details on where markets have been and where they may be headed, check out my 2017 Market Wrap-Up and my Market Forecast for 2018.