Howard Gold’s No-Nonsense Investing: America’s divide over Donald Trump has spilled over into investing

To describe our current political climate as hyperpartisan would be the understatement of the millennium. Two researchers at the University of Georgia say political polarization is higher than at any time since the end of the Civil War.

And even though the election is over, there’s no sign things are getting better.

This ugly election and its aftermath have divided families, ended friendships and strained marriages. Should it be any surprise it’s spilled over into investing?

And I’m not talking about people selling utilities and buying financial stocks. Democrats who were bullish about the economy and markets under President Obama are now turning negative, while Republicans who downplayed every economic gain during the Obama years and dismissed the stock market as “rigged” by the Federal Reserve now are ready to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again.

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