As many election viewers heard time and again Tuesday night, the financial markets hate uncertainty. During the several hours that poll results were trickling in, the stock market was predicted to open down, as many investors were certain Trump's unpredictable nature and anti-trade stance could bring global economic turmoil.

In true election night tradition, the Dow futures plunged more than 900 points Tuesday night. And Wednesday, European stocks opened lower, Asian indices were in the red and the price of gold, which surged after Trump was named president-elect, has now turned negative.

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Emily Holbrook

Emily Holbrook serves as owner and head content creator at Red Label Writing LLC, a content studio that collaborates primarily with the insurance and financial services sectors. She can be reached at [email protected].