It’s passed.

The Democrats took the House, while the Republicans took the Senate. All ended as all was predicted.

We’ve managed to make it through the midterm elections scot-free.

Well, almost…

There was Scott Walker’s frustration with the inability to ask for a recount in a close race in Wisconsin due to a law that he put into place the previous year.

Then there was Stacey Abrams reluctance to concede to Brian Kemp, who has already started the process of moving into his new office despite the demand to wait until all votes are accounted for, which won’t be until sometime next week.

And let’s not forget the lawsuit filed by the GOP in the Arizona on Wednesday that accuses inconsistent and improper handling of mail-in ballots. The Democrats called it as an attempt at voter suppression.

Meanwhile the markets are unfazed by the outcome. For now, anyway…

In a Perfect World…

Last weekend, as we moved into the midterm elections, I left you with some food for thought.

It was a poem that I felt relevant to the times as we move forward.

And I mentioned it to one of my friends over the weekend.

We were at the bar when the topic of politics came up, briefly.

Now, we know better than to mix politics and drinks. Still, a quick conversation seemed inevitable…

We shared our thoughts about the poem, and what could be one of many solutions to some of the issues in the U.S. right now.

Now, we both don’t agree on everything. It’d be an awful friendship if we did. And we have a tendency to think deeply about the questions presented to one another (if not to seem like a fool when answering).

Before we moved away from the topic he said, “Everyone just needs to be equal — everyone works for what they have, and everyone suffers the same.”

We laughed at that, ordered another round, and moved on to talking about the upcoming Capitals game.

Of course, his answer was not a serious one. Diversity is what makes the world go round. It brings about changes and revolutions.

If things did ever shift to how my friend suggested, then we’d end up like poor Harrison Bergeron.

Stay in the Know

The most important (and beneficial) thing you can do is read and keep yourself in the know.

Have an open mind when it comes to topics you know little or nothing about. Sometimes, those things that seem overwhelming aren’t so bad once you get to know them…

Take put options, for example. There is this stigma that surrounds them…

Many people don’t believe that they can trade put options due to a lack of skill. And if you buy into that belief, then you will certainly never learn how to trade them.

Or take active investing

It’s an intimidating thing, actively buying and selling, trying to avoid losses.

Many will side for passive investing, which doesn’t generate much profit in the short- or long-term. Adam talks of this often, and you can check out some of his thoughts on this at therichinvestor.com.

Adam does more than talk though. He’s developed several proven strategies…

The market-timing strategy of his 10X Profits  service has the ability to earn you major profits, while minimizing risk regardless of the status of the market.

Things may be calm now… but no one knows how they’ll be a week from today, let alone tomorrow.

Not only does Adam strive to educate you about smart investing, but he offers you an on/off switch that allows you to invest with almost unbelievable ease.

Here’s What You Missed…

What Will the Election Tomorrow Do to the Markets? 

By Harry Dent, Founder, Dent Research

Emotions will be running high, and I think the markets are going to reflect this, one way or another.

 

Pot: One Thing We Can All Agree On 

By Rodney Johnson, Senior Editor, Economy & Markets

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states. Other jurisdictions are voting to decriminalize pot. It seems on this issue that most Americans agree.

 

This Calm Shall Pass, Too

By Lance Gaitan, Editor, Treasury Profits Accelerator

Trump plus “normalization” by the Federal Reserve could translate into a lot of volatility in the U.S. Treasury market. And we’re prepared to profit from it.

 

The Trump Bump and the Midterm Election Referendum 

By Harry Dent, Founder, Dent Research

Democrats just didn’t turnout in the numbers they need to make a bigger win.

But I judge it by the markets, and the Dow Futures the day after election looked to an open nearly 200 points up. That means the Republicans had a modest victory.

 

Cracks in the Land Down Under [Video]

By Harry Dent, Founder, Dent Research

There are concerning issues about Australia’s real estate market. And even though it’s far from America, you should still be concerned…

Former White House Budget Director: 50% Crash Coming!

The horrible start to October has investors on high alert. This market bubble – inflated by the Fed’s low interest rates and Republican tax cuts – may have finally run its course.… Read More>>