At its root, populism is a belief in the power of regular people, and their right to have control over
their government rather than a small group of political insiders or wealthy elite. The word populism comes
from the Latin word for people, ‘populus’.
You may forget politics, but politics won’t forget you. That phrase has been used since the Roman
Empire. Well, politics just played with investors’ emotions last week.On Tuesday, November 8, it looked
like Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in to win the presidency. The stock market rallied 371 points the day before
the election. The market does not like uncertainty, and investors felt comfortable knowing they would get a
continuation of the current administration policies.