Because people who have skin in the game understand economics.
The country voted for higher taxes – including higher capital gains taxes – and more regulation. And so, the stock market reacted rationally, plummeting 350 points in the first two hours of trading.
As of 11:35 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 12,890, 355 points off its opening number.
Meanwhile, thousands of people who had just checked their 401Ks lined up at polling stations to try to take their votes back.