US Elections: What now for investors?

On the news that the next president of the United States is going to be Donald Trump, it seems that the pollsters need to rip up the rule book and start again. For the second time this year they have got it incredibly wrong… and in the process wrong-footed global investment markets!
 
However, after the initial panic when the result became apparent in the early hours of the morning, calm has been restored to markets remarkably quickly and by Wednesday afternoon (at the time of writing) both the US and UK stockmarkets were showing marginal gains.
 
US Election Whitechurch article thumnbnail