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As the polls closed Tuesday evening across America, it signalled a momentous moment: we can finally stop talking about this damn election!

Now, however, we must sift through the debris. Will the outcome be good or bad for your financial health?

Financial markets finished voting long before citizens did. They picked Hillary. As a result, stock markets continued a strong two-day advance. The Mexican peso (a barometer of anti-Trumpism) surged. The VIX fear index slumped. Gold tanked. Bonds started to sell off. You’d think that after Brexit, traders would have learned their lesson – when they were caught massively offside by an unexpected political outcome. But the sentiment was so strong on Monday and Tuesday that The Donald was toast, risk was embraced. Almost groped.

Will the Wall Streeters be spanked again when trading opens Wednesday morning? Anything can happen.

Meanwhile one thing is clear: amateur investors and incompetent advisors who try to time markets and rushed into cash over the last few months, afraid of November 8th, have already lost. The Dow (for example) gained almost 450 points in two trading days this week. Bay Street has surged more than 12% this year. Balanced and diversified portfolios have plodded happily higher even since shrugging off their oily funk last winter. The US election has been a gong show and a noisy distraction, but anyone who mistook it being truly meaningful needs a slap on the head.

Whomever the prez, corporate profits, hiring, GDP growth, car sales, manufacturing output or real estate deals won’t materially change. Markets may roil a bit more before and after an election, but the economy rolls along. Long-term investors are fools if they listen to ‘money managers’ who think they can add value by flipping securities based on the latest CNN report. In short, market timing doesn’t work with financial assets.

I told all this to a guy panicked to sell a million dollars’ worth of ETFs two weeks ago. “I can’t take it,” he said. “I don’t care about long term. Put me into cash.” The decision was 100% emotional and zero per cent logical. Because fear’s the greatest motivator, he needlessly triggered capital gains taxes, then watched from the sidelines as all the great stuff he’d dumped swelled in value. Likely, in a few weeks, he’ll buy in again, at higher prices. Another genius.

While this election’s hugely entertaining, especially in our testo-soaked comment section, it won’t change your life.

So, hug your dog (or a child, if you’re lacking) and reflect on what matters. Not this.

trump Now, on to the deplorables…

252 comments ↓

#1 nubbers on 11.08.16 at 5:31 pm

So, hug your dog (or a child, if you’re lacking) and reflect on what matters. Not this.

I never realised until now that my children were just a dog substitute.

#2 conan on 11.08.16 at 5:33 pm

Don’t lose Hilary….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xPmzh70C-o

#3 Trrrrump on 11.08.16 at 5:34 pm

Unless the political system is rigged for Hillary(like 911 terrorist attack short sellers), then the market’s guess is as good as anyone’s.

From what I’ve gathered, it’s a Trrrrrrrrump SWEEEP!

#4 pathcontrolmonk on 11.08.16 at 5:35 pm

I am surprised you didnt ask in your poll how many people participating were actually American. Dont Canadians feel pathetic being so obsessed with another country’s political leaders?

#5 Peter on 11.08.16 at 5:35 pm

Hey there. I was completely wrong so early on in calling a fall in Toronto real estate all the way back to 2004. I have egg on my face … I WAS WRONG.

Garth – are you going to also admit you were wrong?

#6 Goldie on 11.08.16 at 5:36 pm

Oh, is today the open comments thread? I guess I’ll find out in about 5 seconds…

#7 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 5:36 pm

Proudly Deplorable. Cause everything else is kissing ass.

#8 Don't Believe The Hype on 11.08.16 at 5:37 pm

Wednesday will be sooo interesting if The Donald wins or there isn’t a clear winner by the time the markets open in the morning. Needless to say, tonight will be interesting.

#9 Canadian Moose on 11.08.16 at 5:41 pm

The Great Oracle Orator Garth (GOOG) has spoken….listen well blog dogs. I almost forgot, the Bachelorette is on tonight. Good viewing aside from the election results. Mrs Moose and I have a bet on the winner in each case. Good entertainment nonetheless. Thats how life should be.

#10 Heddok on 11.08.16 at 5:41 pm

Garth
Thanks for doing this blog day after day
We love you

#11 mitzerboy aka queencitykid on 11.08.16 at 5:42 pm

atta boy hillary

#12 prairiegopher on 11.08.16 at 5:50 pm

Hail, Hail, long reign King Donald, the slayer of all crooked people.

#13 wallflower on 11.08.16 at 5:59 pm

Over the past weeks/months…
C4
167 Joicey Blvd
C3634562 $2,495,000
C3639076 $2,629,000
C3650163 $2,549,000
https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/17567049/167-JOICEY-BLVD-Toronto-Ontario-M5M2V3-Bedford-Park-Nortown

Did it all just roll over?

#14 Smoking Man's Old Man on 11.08.16 at 5:59 pm

Election over, real estate correcting, what’s going to be the topic moving forward?

#15 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 6:03 pm

Deplorable exit polls

http://www.breitbart.com/live/2016-election-day-live-updates/reutersipsos-exit-poll-strong-leader-think-economy-rigged-rich-powerful/

#16 Figmund Sreud on 11.08.16 at 6:07 pm

While this election’s hugely entertaining … it won’t change your life.
______________________________

You think not? You think that Trump’s delivery of the neocons and Republican establishment to Hillary Clinton’s side will not be his final and greatest damage to the political order?

Let’s be frank, Trump – by his own defeat – brings about his greatest revenge in decisively changing completely the complexion of the next administration.

One party down, … one to go.

F.S. – Comox, BC.

#17 james on 11.08.16 at 6:09 pm

The polls are starting to close.

I will give smoking idiot a few more moments to man up:

Trump wins, and I will stop posting here forever.

Clinton wins, and smoking man stops posting here forever.

Deal or no deal?

Don’t wait for the translation from other Trumpsucker spinmeisters. It’s simple, smokie. Put your money where your mouth is. Stop fudging things like such an overschooled PR weasel. You are such a totally schooled, predictable little troll.

If no deal, it’s because you are a coward, a fraud, cowering in Stephen Harper’s closet.

Time’s almost up….

#18 Vlad not Putin on 11.08.16 at 6:29 pm

Why o why would you want another Hitlery win??

Whoever Wins Tomorrow, the Casino’s Going Down…LOL

The U.S. lost another 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October. That brings the year-to-date loss to 58,000 jobs in this breadwinner section of the labor market and compares to a 10-month gain of 275,000 low-pay, part-time jobs in the bartender and waiter category.

Needless to say, this divergence has been underway for a long time. Since the pre-crisis peak in December 2007, in fact, the U.S. has lost 1.5 million manufacturing jobs, while gaining1.7 millionbartenders and waiters at a fraction of the pay.

No wonder Donald Trump made campaign stops in Wisconsin and Michigan over the weekend!

But forget the jobs picture. Look at the markets. They’ve gone precisely nowhere for two years…

#19 Doug t on 11.08.16 at 6:31 pm

Same sh*t different pile

Looks like people are ok with a leader that continues to use war and civilian deaths as a power move.

#20 AnyoneButtClinton on 11.08.16 at 6:31 pm

6:30 and no comments yet ?

#21 Doug t on 11.08.16 at 6:32 pm

# 10 Haddock

Hey don’t be putting us all in your love letter k

#22 Metaxa on 11.08.16 at 6:33 pm

Welcome to the Thunderdome, peeps.
No moderation tonight, only deletion for egregious stuff.

Let us know what you really are…I. for one, am truly looking forward to that.

Testicle.
I mean testify!

#23 The real Kip on 11.08.16 at 6:33 pm

“As the polls closed Tuesday evening across America, it signalled a momentous moment: we can finally stop talking about this damn election!”

No matter who wins tonight, this show is not over, might be just the beginning.

#24 Legitimacy on 11.08.16 at 6:34 pm

we can finally stop talking about this damn election!

—-

How can Hillary gain political legitimacy with all the facts that surfaced about her, Clinton Foundation, DNC, DOJ, FBI, media bias?

Even if she wins the votes won’t make her legitimate … we have seen this throughout history.

#25 Marcus on 11.08.16 at 6:35 pm

Turnout is huge. Hundreds of thousands of Democrats switched party affiliation for Republican Donald Trump. Looks like he has it. They have put dump trucks full of sand in front of the Trump Tower to prevent car bombs as a precaution for the new President of The United States.

#26 Hillary wins in a landslide on 11.08.16 at 6:36 pm

At least smoking man has his toilet cleaning service to look forward to.

#27 South Etobicoke Trump Campaign Field HQ on 11.08.16 at 6:36 pm

Oh boy, New Hampshire is already in the Trumposphere.

Kentucky at 80% for Trump, Ohio and Michigan moving. 20 million higher turnout than 2012, and they’re not coming out to vote for Wallstreet and Saudi Arabia (with Clinton as their surrogate).

Will happily sacrifice 13% of my portfolio for your collective sins and a Trump landslide.

Mars colonization by 2028. Take a screenshot of this posting.

#28 RiseandShine on 11.08.16 at 6:39 pm

Gold tanked? It was down a couple of dollars? Like a micro percent? Since it has been one if not the best performing asset this year seems ok?

#29 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 6:40 pm

is thing on.. taps mike….

james , we dont care about what you think.

#30 Figmund Sreud on 11.08.16 at 6:41 pm

As we await the results of this historic election, … some reading material on ‘uniquely’ speaking Trump:

“… When Mr. Trump gives a speech, viewers notice his distinctive idiolectal use of discourse markers, which also give the impression that he is having an intimate conversation with individual voters rather than giving a prepared speech to a mass audience. This off-the-cuff, unrehearsed style also gives the impression that Trump is speaking for himself and not from a speechwriter’s script (a point he explicitly makes), which contributes to what his supporters describe as his “authentic,” “trustworthy,” and “relatable” character—all important qualities to cultivate in a presidential self. On the other hand, when others hear this same idiolect, they connect these conversational devices with social meanings like “casual,” “unreflective,” “unprepared,” and even “reckless”—certainly not qualities of an ideal presidential self. ….”

The Idiolect of Donald Trump
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/the-idiolect-of-donald-trump/

Enjoy!

F.S. – Comox, BC.

#31 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 6:42 pm

correction : is this thing on

answer: apparently not live.

#32 Bytor the Snow Dog on 11.08.16 at 6:51 pm

Check this out:

http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/us-election-results/

Interesting…

#33 VS on 11.08.16 at 6:51 pm

#17 james on 11.08.16 at 6:09 pm
The polls are starting to close.

I will give smoking idiot a few more moments to man up:

Trump wins, and I will stop posting here forever.

Clinton wins, and smoking man stops posting here forever.

Deal or no deal?

Don’t wait for the translation from other Trumpsucker spinmeisters. It’s simple, smokie. Put your money where your mouth is. Stop fudging things like such an overschooled PR weasel. You are such a totally schooled, predictable little troll.

If no deal, it’s because you are a coward, a fraud, cowering in Stephen Harper’s closet.

Time’s almost up….
=======================
i can take a bet instead of smoking man. (ps: your value to the blog is slightly higher than mine so no one notice). if Hillary wins; i won’t post.

deal or no deal? or your coward??

#34 Context on 11.08.16 at 6:56 pm

Win 10 shut me down for being a bad boy as never completed all my updates. So got this message do not shut your computer down. I was jailed for another 15 minutes and they changed something on me which I need to find.

#35 Ray Skunk on 11.08.16 at 7:06 pm

More bullshit out of Queen’s Park today – obviously a good day to bury bad news…

– Wynne wants to bring back photo radar

– Sousa to start up another Financial Regulator Body – obviously the ones we have in place (while the RE industry regulates itself) clearly aren’t enough. No doubt to be staffed by the usual troughers.

More vote buying here in Ontario, but never mind that – just keep ignoring what’s on your own doorstep and worry about the US.

#36 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 7:15 pm

We’re off! Results will come in gradually. Trump wins Indiana and Kentucky. Clinton takes Vermont. The others are too close to call.

#37 the other white meat (pork) on 11.08.16 at 7:17 pm

Didn’t the markets just drop for 9 consecutive days, a new record? How many hundred points did they shed, and how is the YTD on the balanced portfolio? I don’t dispute the fact that over the long term it’s better to be invested than on the sidelines, but today’s blog has more spin than a ball at a Harlem Globetrotters game.

#17 james on 11.08.16 at 6:09 pm

I’d tell you what to do, but it would be deleted. Put away the computer and play with your dog, you greasy little troll. How’s that for an ad hominem ? Smoking man adds some color to these subjects, what about you (or I, for that matter)?

#38 AJ on 11.08.16 at 7:18 pm

Anyone else think James is trying to be relevant by antagonizing Smokey?
Get a life James. SM is a legend. His grammar alone is unparalleled. You can’t touch that.

#39 Warren- the lagging indicator on 11.08.16 at 7:19 pm

Hey Garth, Am I wrong in seeing a parallel between Gold bug types and the majority of Trump supporters. This disturbs my brain because I actually like Trump more than Hillary… What does this mean? When you say Trump “brags about not paying taxes to support the country he wishes to lead”, is this not perfectly legal , designed to promote investing, and also what you promote for your clients and on this blog? Is tax minimization through all legal means in the tax code not something to strive for and be proud of as an individual taxpayer? Do you really believe he pays no taxes? Also, do believe it is ok for Hillary to operate above the law? I think you know deep down she should be indicted under the espionage act and charged with obstruction of justice but somehow rationalize that away and are ok with her being POTUS because the markets will regain stability and carry on as per usual. Are separate laws for different classes of people ok with you?

#40 common sense on 11.08.16 at 7:23 pm

James Knock it off….

Your 15 mins of fame are over.

Please.

#41 X on 11.08.16 at 7:30 pm

Any word on what Charles Souza will be doing on Monday to rcounteract Morneau’s recent RE implementations?

Just when I think the GTA market is finally going to return to reality, and Morneau makes homes a little more expensive to purchase, which will makes price more inexpensive…..Souza to introduce something on Monday to make it cheaper to buy, which will just make the houses more expensive by the same amount.

And more regulation in the financial services, sure, but what about regulation for the RE market, the place where most Canadians have most of their wealth Mr Souza…

#42 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 7:33 pm

Trump wins West Virginia. Other states, including Ohio, are too close to call. (Current electoral vote count: Trump 24, Clinton 3.)

#43 For those about to flop... on 11.08.16 at 7:34 pm

Wolf Blitzer is acting like somebody put Capsaicin in his underpants…

M42BC

#44 Ace Goodheart on 11.08.16 at 7:37 pm

Trump leads 24 – 3 at 7:34pm. Looks like the entire eastern seaboard is turning red. This is going to be interesting…..

I still say Clinton, but wow that’s a lot of red

#45 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 7:40 pm

TRUUUUUUUUMP is taking it.

#46 james on 11.08.16 at 7:41 pm

Ah well, the die is cast. Smoking idiot has no guts, no glory. Won’t take me up on my offer as of 7 p.m., polls closing. As they say about Trumpsucker conspiracy nutbars like him, wussy men who won’t stand up for anything will fall for everything.

And it shows.

#47 Paul on 11.08.16 at 7:42 pm

#17 JAMES
Shut up

#48 bsallergy on 11.08.16 at 7:45 pm

Hear! Hear! let the smoking idiots stop posting.

#49 Barb on 11.08.16 at 7:46 pm

Donald’s going the way of Valeant…down down down, where they both belong.

#50 Context on 11.08.16 at 7:46 pm

Voting machines are down across the country and people are leaving.

#51 Blacksheep on 11.08.16 at 7:52 pm

As flawed as Trump is, he’s the last chance, to challenge the ‘system’.

One can only hope…..

#52 Scully on 11.08.16 at 7:52 pm

If Trump wins I am not sure how I will accept it – except that I have never been so lucky or thankful to be Canadian – and don’t think I will be heading to the Republic of the United States any time soon. Americans really can’t be that stupid can they?

#53 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 7:52 pm

Trump leading Ohio, Florida , North Carolina.

The legend of Smoking Man continues.

#54 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 7:53 pm

#47 Paul on 11.08.16 at 7:42 pm
#17 JAMES
Shut up

egnore the mosquito.

#55 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 7:53 pm

Trump wins South Carolina. He currently leads the electoral college 33-3.

#56 Steve French on 11.08.16 at 7:53 pm

Looking forward to breaking into the SMOKING MAN’s new book!

(with a double shot of JD in hand of course… and Cash on the Buds…)

L-O-L.

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DeplorableSmokey

#57 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 7:54 pm

#46 james on 11.08.16 at 7:41 pm
Ah well, the die is cast. Smoking idiot has no guts, no glory. Won’t take me up on my offer as of 7 p.m., polls closing. As they say about Trumpsucker conspiracy nutbars like him, wussy men who won’t stand up for anything will fall for everything.

And it shows.
…..

My trade blotter begs to differ little child

#58 astronaft on 11.08.16 at 7:56 pm

james

He doesn’t have to accept your deal. The reasons can be plenty more than you state. If you don’t wanna read – don’t. If you want to not post – don’t post.

#59 Sideshow Rob on 11.08.16 at 8:01 pm

Florida is in. Trump is beating her like a rented red headed step mule.
SnP futures are heading down…
Don’t worry. It’s just a flesh wound.

#60 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:02 pm

#56 Steve French on 11.08.16 at 7:53 pm
Looking forward to breaking into the SMOKING MAN’s new book!

(with a double shot of JD in hand of course… and Cash on the Buds…)

L-O-L.

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DeplorableSmokey
…..

Just lost 200 k in five minutes. Ouch

#61 Henry Morgan on 11.08.16 at 8:02 pm

Reports rolling in of rampant voter fraud amongst misandrists.

#62 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 8:03 pm

Trump wins Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Clinton wins Illinois, NJ, Mass, Maryland, Delaware and DC. (Clinton leads 68-67.)

#63 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:04 pm

Wow something must have happend in favore of trump down 75k

#64 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:07 pm

S&P USDCAD USDMXN are trading on Florida

#65 ShawnG in TO on 11.08.16 at 8:09 pm

>> #14 Smoking Man’s Old Man on 11.08.16 at 5:59 pm

tomorrow we celebrate the disappearance of a certain james

#66 jay on 11.08.16 at 8:10 pm

The Pant Suit Manafacturers of America are hoping for a Hilary win .

#67 Jen on 11.08.16 at 8:11 pm

Looking forward to the announcement on Monday!

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/finance-minister-ontario-to-outline-plans-to-deal-with-rising-home-prices/article32731518/?campaign_id=A100

#68 palebird on 11.08.16 at 8:12 pm

I really appreciate this blog and your financial sense. But politically I think you really missed the boat on the US election. Florida is coming in Trump..and that probably says it all..

#69 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:15 pm

Back to even what a roler coster

#70 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:16 pm

I’m out, looks like the witch is going to win

#71 asdf on 11.08.16 at 8:18 pm

DELETED

#72 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:20 pm

#65 ShawnG in TO on 11.08.16 at 8:09 pm
>> #14 Smoking Man’s Old Man on 11.08.16 at 5:59 pm

tomorrow we celebrate the disappearance of a certain james
…..

How are we going to help it , if it goes, we are the only ones that can save it’s soul

#73 crdt on 11.08.16 at 8:29 pm

Rinding the trumpy train… yeah a

#74 alberta guy on 11.08.16 at 8:32 pm

james, give it up…smokey way more interesting

#75 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 8:34 pm

Trump wins Alabama. He has a small lead in Florida, with more than 90% reporting.

#76 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:36 pm

Seeing that the Deplorables novel is a flop, woohoo 9 sales.

Time to start on the next one. Trading forex drunk. That one might do better.

#77 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:40 pm

Ive taken a huge beating on my bets since yesterday, all in all im only down 200k . Which if you saw my P&L earlier you would aggree thats a win. Very aggresive momentum traing got me out of a huge loss.

Wishfull bias killed me.

#78 Trump takes Florida on 11.08.16 at 8:44 pm

Wow!!!

#79 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:44 pm

No look at USDMXN go. I’m losing nuts. I should be all over it.
My nerves can’t take it. I’m getting old.

No I haven’t had a drink yet, screw the 9:00 rule. Need buzz then get back into this, I want my 200k back

#80 alberta guy on 11.08.16 at 8:44 pm

smokey i just bought your book..feel better now?

#81 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:48 pm

I’m sitting her writing my gartho ass kissing letter for being wrong about tramp.

Then I look at the S&P getting crushed, USDCAD USDMXN going into orbit, I don’t have a bet at the moment.

And I’m not going to. Only way I’ll have bragging rights in the morning

#82 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:50 pm

Don’t want to jinks the Orange delorable.

Carts are saying Trumps going to win. Anyone got a TV on, please share what they are saying

#83 Context on 11.08.16 at 8:54 pm

The New York Times on the web has the best format for everything.

#84 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:55 pm

I’m in shock, Valusia county in Florida. Trump is winning. weird, place is full of Greek expats communist. Most are my relatives. They always went with the democrats.

Boom. that should be the signal. LONG USDMXN

#85 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:56 pm

Where is everyone, this is like my back yard where Ive been know to have long loud conversations with myself

#86 TurnerNation on 11.08.16 at 8:58 pm

Fire your client: our millionaire must learn ‘Trade what you see not what you think’.

#87 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:58 pm

#80 alberta guy on 11.08.16 at 8:44 pm
smokey i just bought your book..feel better now?

I see it. number 10. Thank you, means alot to me. Six years went into that beast.

#88 South Etobicoke Trump Campaign Field HQ on 11.08.16 at 8:58 pm

Holy BALLS, Florida was narrow, but we got it lads!

PAINT IT RED DON.

FIRE MISSION: NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, STANDBY FOR GRID REFERENCE.

Election night official theme music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDQ7hXMLxGc

#89 man of the cloth on 11.08.16 at 9:00 pm

Is anyone else out there pissed at the price of chicken wings?

#90 JunkieMan on 11.08.16 at 9:02 pm

And trump wins, SmokingMan calls it.

#91 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 9:03 pm

Trump wins Kansas, N Dakota, S Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. Clinton wins NY.

#92 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:04 pm

DELETED

#93 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 9:05 pm

Trump declared winner in Arkansas. He leads electoral college 139-97. Get the popcorn folks…

#94 Wrk.dover on 11.08.16 at 9:08 pm

I am older than Smoking Man and unfortunately his music is older than me…. Other than that, James who? better not be Jimmie-1st! He used to be cool.

#95 common sense on 11.08.16 at 9:08 pm

I feel like an outcast in the NE…

#96 Henry Morgan on 11.08.16 at 9:11 pm

Watch Arizona for the steal.
Unlawful alien voter fraud.

#97 common sense on 11.08.16 at 9:12 pm

First the Dow, now oil…woohoo!

#98 Bond Junkie on 11.08.16 at 9:12 pm

Smokey you closed it down too early!! Getting out of dodge tomorrow morning. Looking forward to reading your book on the beaches of Montego while they sort this mess out.

#99 Henry Morgan on 11.08.16 at 9:13 pm

Trump winning, CBC.

#100 rjrt81 on 11.08.16 at 9:14 pm

Looking forward to those pics of cancer man cleaning Garth’s toilet. A fitting profession. And James, it’s a lost cause. Cancer Man literally has nothing better in his life to post in a comment section of a blog repeatedly everyday. Well maybe than clean toilets.

#101 common sense on 11.08.16 at 9:20 pm

Lovely 400 pt Dow drop….since 6pm EST…

#102 Figmund Sreud on 11.08.16 at 9:20 pm

Jump up, shake your fist and bellow:

“It’s The Russians!”

F.S. – Comox, BC.

#103 AJ on 11.08.16 at 9:20 pm

Garth- why did the dogs vote for Hillary, but the US is leaning Trump? Because we’re different. It’s different here. We look at things for our perspective. We aren’t fed a steady diet of fear in the MSM. We have social programs to help buffer some of
Globalizations shitty blows.

#104 250k inverse etf s&p on 11.08.16 at 9:21 pm

HAHA ILL HAVE A GREAT PAY DAY TOMORROW…….
#144 250k inverse etf s&p on 11.07.16 at 11:24 pm
tomorrow around 2pm
250k inverse etf s&p

#105 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:22 pm

#100 rjrt81 on 11.08.16 at 9:14 pm
Looking forward to those pics of cancer man cleaning Garth’s toilet. A fitting profession. And James, it’s a lost cause. Cancer Man literally has nothing better in his life to post in a comment section of a blog repeatedly everyday. Well maybe than clean toilets.

Don’t be such sore loser, I was sent from Nictointe, hounest, to eradicate humanity, my book is a biography.

I hooked up with a Scottish pycopathic woman, who I dearly love. That’s why you heathens are still alive.

Thank her and Wyatt. my autistics dog. He diserves a full life.

You fks would be long gone if it wasent for them.

#106 WUL on 11.08.16 at 9:22 pm

Oilers / Pens 3 – 3 with 8 minutes left in the third. Now there is a contest that matters.

Why is the Mason Dixon Line still a thing? Lotsa red down there. Oh well, we had a Confederate flag waving at a Wildrose sponsored rally in Red Deer, AB against Rachel’s carbon tax this past Sunday. Dozens showed up.

#107 Sunburned canuck on 11.08.16 at 9:23 pm

What no one has thought of so far is that in the unlikely event that Trump does not win, the next very VIABLE female presidential candidate could be his daughter Ivanka.
Mark my words.
He has done a great job in grooming his children.
Although Donald has some blunt edges, his kids have a pedigree in leadership, with a lot of class.
For all those who are voting for Hillary because they perceive this as a “monumental moment” to elect a vagina as president, this current one has a criminal past.
I think that in a few years Ivanka (or any of Trumps kids) would be strong contenders.
Deep down I believe Donald has this in mind. They are quietly being groomed before our eyes.

#108 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:25 pm

MI and NH going TRUMP – its all over boys and girls.

#109 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:25 pm

#96 Henry Morgan on 11.08.16 at 9:11 pm
Watch Arizona for the steal.
Unlawful alien voter fraud.

There are Aliens, and then there are Aliens.

Shlong Zumanga. thought he won. last few paragraphs in my book.

#110 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:28 pm

Jesus, The chart , USDMEX long looks like a gigatic booner.

There can be only one conner mcloud.

Its Smoking Man

#111 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:28 pm

trump CrUSHING in pop vote.

#112 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:30 pm

4,5 to 1 odds last nite on play now for trumpaniac.

i took some of that action. woot.

#113 Capt. Obvious on 11.08.16 at 9:30 pm

Nothing too interesting until 11 pm folks. Chill it and kill it.

#114 waiterextraordinaire on 11.08.16 at 9:30 pm

Love reading your blog but your predictions are not good. Trump will win tonight. Your knowledge is vast but what should be obvious to us is no more. Everything is changing.

#115 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:31 pm

look at the futures, the stock cowboys missed again.

#116 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:32 pm

#108 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:28 pm
trump CrUSHING in pop vote.

Damn aliens

#117 WalMark of sadkatoon on 11.08.16 at 9:32 pm

Good bye MEX pasio. Hello President Trump

There can be only one.

SMOKING MAN

good night dogs. getting hammered.

I’m gonna go get hammered too

If Trump wins Smokie is god

#118 Estrella on 11.08.16 at 9:32 pm

When the CNN reporter becomes speechless. ..you know you are about to witness something momentous. This is what’s call disruptive. Just wow.

I guess the pendulum has swung and the diplorables get the last laugh. The more you hate a candidate always wins out in the end. opening 2nd bottle of wine. After brexit, this will be whiplash.

#119 WalMark of sadkatoon on 11.08.16 at 9:34 pm

Boom. that should be the signal. LONG USDMXN

WHAT YEAR IS THIS???

#120 Context on 11.08.16 at 9:35 pm

The Mexican peso is exploding against the USD in fear of a Trump win.

#121 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:35 pm

futures 300 to 450 in seconds – wow

#122 conan on 11.08.16 at 9:35 pm

So 9:30 pm and they can not call this yet…………….. any thoughts?

#123 Blokexistentialist on 11.08.16 at 9:36 pm

Garth, you just don’t get the proletariat. It’s Brexit all over again. You should have taken your poll in a bar.

#124 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:36 pm

My drunken heart at the moment.

UCC says Lenored Cohen is done. He’s a beauty. True Canadian.

Love you man, I’m just a bit behind you. All this art around us means nothing to you right now.

I love you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEMYvpoR-k

#125 conan on 11.08.16 at 9:41 pm

Oh , oh, oh, lets talk about market futures………..
Trump doing better then I thought. He does not even have a get out the vote campaign……. so this is ridiculous.

#126 common sense on 11.08.16 at 9:43 pm

Like what I am seeing but a long way to go…

#127 Ignorance Is Bliss on 11.08.16 at 9:46 pm

Another Brexit? All the educated media types and statisticians will be confused again. Meanwhile, very entertaining stuff.

#128 White Crock BC on 11.08.16 at 9:46 pm

Rigged!!!

#129 bigtowne on 11.08.16 at 9:47 pm

Dow down 500 points….yikes at 9:45 p.m. with the Presidential race very close.

#130 Blacksheep on 11.08.16 at 9:47 pm

Yes…so far, so good….

#131 Harbour on 11.08.16 at 9:48 pm

Ha Ha…. love it

The media, newspapers, polls, etc have all been trashing Trump since day one.

#132 President Trump on 11.08.16 at 9:48 pm

gg – well played, President Trump, well played.

#133 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:49 pm

#114 WalMark of sadkatoon on 11.08.16 at 9:32 pm
Good bye MEX pasio. Hello President Trump

There can be only one.

SMOKING MAN

good night dogs. getting hammered.

I’m gonna go get hammered too

If Trump wins Smokie is god
….

I’m no god, unless I can convince the herd when they look in the mirror , they see god.

Than I will take that badge.

Hell of alot more teachers than me killing that dream. But im stuburm , Ill keep trying.

Wish me luck.

#134 The Wet Coast on 11.08.16 at 9:49 pm

Dow futures down 464 points!

#135 n1tro on 11.08.16 at 9:49 pm

Making a killing longing USD/MXN since yesterday. The message here is “Don’t believe the hype”. Read/Watch….think…decide. Most people stop at the first step and lose out on opportunities.

#136 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:50 pm

all the big east swing states are done. cnn wont call them.

TRUMP bOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOm!

historic night.

#137 Deplorables #11 on 11.08.16 at 9:50 pm

Hey Smokey,

are you sure the book is not selling well? the price is keeping going up.

#138 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 9:51 pm

Breaking News: The Mexican peso has seen its steepest dive in more than 20 years tonight.

http://on.ft.com/2feidZU

#139 Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 9:52 pm

Trump is ahead everywhere at the moment.

Thinking about my gold and salivating.

On the flip side, Trump will give Canada to Russia as a housewarming gift. They are always invading our air space anyway.

The end is near,…oops, its here.

#140 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:53 pm

CAD bleeding less than the peso.

80F water temp in cozumel apparently.

#141 Harbour on 11.08.16 at 9:54 pm

Futures are crashing

http://www.investing.com/indices/indices-futures

#142 Sideshow Rob on 11.08.16 at 9:54 pm

Socialists, pollsters, University Profs, Feminists, SJWs and so called intellectuals across North America are under their desks, sucking their thumbs and asking for mommy. It looks good on them. The SnP futures are sending a big FU to investors and so called pros who cast their votes a bit too early early.

#143 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:54 pm

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#144 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 9:56 pm

CNN seems a bit sad about all that red.

#145 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 9:57 pm

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#146 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 10:00 pm

Clinton wins Virginia as expected, but was much closer race than predicted.

#147 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 10:03 pm

Trump wins Montana. Other states, including Iowa, Nevada and Utah, too close to call. (Trump leads 150-122.)

#148 conan on 11.08.16 at 10:06 pm

Time to pull out the bong and open the Jack. It is going to be a long night.

#149 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:07 pm

Had a bit of weed tonight. Hate that shit makes me paronoid.

Thinking the hunters of the world will take a head shot.

Your a beuaty too. Made it by kissing no ass. How can I not love you.

#150 BS on 11.08.16 at 10:07 pm

Trump leading the popular vote by over 1 million

Gold up 3%
Peso down 7%

CNN freaking out

#151 ShawnG in TO on 11.08.16 at 10:07 pm

buy TransCanada Pipelines, ’cause Keystone Pipeline is gonna get approved.

go Alberta!

#152 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:08 pm

Drinking and trading forex. whats that 7 figures.

James. Go downtown on me. I love you.

#153 VS on 11.08.16 at 10:10 pm

#87 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 8:58 pm
#80 alberta guy on 11.08.16 at 8:44 pm
smokey i just bought your book..feel better now?
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i bought cheaper yesterday; $3 something…

#154 Jungle on 11.08.16 at 10:10 pm

No one thought he would win. Like Garth said, voters in a real foul mood and fed up.

Dow futures down 500 points expect a blood bath tomorrow.

#155 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:13 pm

Why does this song keep poping in my drunken head.
It means you’re a writer. You published a book. Dont matter that you have no fans.

Nothing else matters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAGnKpE4NCI

#156 Harbour on 11.08.16 at 10:15 pm

Futures bloodbath

http://www.investing.com/indices/indices-futures

#157 common sense on 11.08.16 at 10:16 pm

A sea of blood red….

#158 gut check on 11.08.16 at 10:16 pm

SMOKING MAN!

I had to pop in to see what your mood was on this historic night.
It’s hilarious watching the anchors (esp on PBS)… oh man, they did not even allow themselves to ENTERTAIN the notion of a Trump lead (let alone win)…
and the die has not yet been cast.
BUT

we shall see. :D

good night, smokey & the rest of the dogs.

#159 Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 10:17 pm

“While this election’s hugely entertaining, especially in our testo-soaked comment section, it won’t change your life.”

*******************************
You’re kidding right?

I value a roof over my head.

Kiss NAFTA goodbye. No NATO protection. Trump has the nuke codes. He also thinks we have the worst president in history.

Canada is in a pile of doo doo when Smokey’s hangover wears off.

#160 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 10:19 pm

Hopefully hillary survives the her head exploding right about now. BUT ITS MYYYYY TURN!!!!!!!!

#161 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 10:19 pm

#145 conan on 11.08.16 at 10:06 pm
Time to pull out the bong and open the Jack. It is going to be a long night.

that was 2 hours ago dude.

#162 IHCTD9 on 11.08.16 at 10:20 pm

#221 Tudval on 11.08.16 at 7:11 pm
#220 IHCTD9 You can buy a 2 bdrm condo in Central Toronto for 250k.. if you don’t know where, do your homework. What, you want to jump right into a detached in established neighborhood? Where did you hear that was ever realistic for a first time buyer? And if you’re hoping the government will make it cheaper for you.. good luck with that. Are you going to buy when prices fall 10% or 20 or maybe wait till they correct 30% and risk to wait forever and be perpetually frustrated? And what make you think they cannot go even lower after you buy and wipe out your equity?

Sooo, to make a long story short: quit bitching, buy what you can afford, live your life and if you are presented with a better opportunity in the future, grab it when you can afford and stop paying attention to future tellers and trying to time housing markets. And if wife not happy, get another one.
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I’m just going to go ahead and assume reading comprehension ain’t your thang because:

1. A quarter mil for a box in the sky is even worse than a mil for a 416 tear down. Condos all go to zero, you are supposed to rent stuff like that.

2. I did jump right into a detached house

3. I did do so as a first time buyer

4. Nowhere did I say hopefully the gov will make houses cheaper.

5. Of course they could go down in price, I was countering GTA up up up’s post that was saying they will only go up up up. They damn sure will not keep going up forever. The entire premise of my assertion was on this point.

6. Time the markets? I own. I suggested working and buying outside the GTA insanity were you can make equal or better than the GTA median income, and own a house plus save at the same time.

Go ahead and buy that box in the sky, but don’t make any long term plans to stay there. In 20 years the roof and windows will be leaking, and the minute that fact hits any form of media – everyone in the building is screwed.

#163 Brian Meseyton on 11.08.16 at 10:20 pm

Trump having a good night. Selling heavy in the markets! Should have liquidated folks? Or just hold it will go back up!

#164 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:22 pm

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#165 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:23 pm

Tree huggers

For you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SbUC-UaAxE

#166 Braj on 11.08.16 at 10:26 pm

Trump in a landslide, Smoking Man for Prime Minister.

I’m a newfound Herdonomics student.

#167 Nemesis on 11.08.16 at 10:26 pm

#Meanwhile,@JacobJavits…

https://youtu.be/I-hadDvJseg

#168 White Crock BC on 11.08.16 at 10:30 pm

The US will survive this moron as president.

The rest of the world…. not so much.

#169 Bob on 11.08.16 at 10:30 pm

Smokey, chaulk another sale up!!!!

#170 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 10:32 pm

Trump wins Ohio. And is close to capturing Florida. Leads 168-131.

#171 The People don't want free trade on 11.08.16 at 10:32 pm

The elite losing the propaganda war. They lie and lie. Hillary had all the money backing her and she looks like she will lose. People are sick of the elite ramming these anti middle class free trade agreements that only weakening the middle class. Fair Trade not free trade. We have no skill shortages . The pitch forks are coming for the liars

#172 Polls R Phake on 11.08.16 at 10:32 pm

167 Trump
109 Hillary

As I have been saying all month

POLLS R PHAKE

#173 White Crock BC on 11.08.16 at 10:34 pm

CAD plunging like a bent manhole cover dropped from 10,000 feet.

Go Trump!!! Life is going to be great!!

#174 The Technical Analyst on 11.08.16 at 10:34 pm

63% of US polls have reported. Trump has a commanding lead. Very close to call in a few states still.

Anything might change as the rest report.

Trump just might win, as predicted on this blog by 34% of us.

#175 Ontario's Left Coast on 11.08.16 at 10:35 pm

#17 James

It’s been nice knowing you… Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.

Smokey gets to keep his PHD – you called in, man.

#176 Newcomer on 11.08.16 at 10:35 pm

Looks like Smoking Man is now president of the blog dogs.

#177 Cara on 11.08.16 at 10:36 pm

At this point, I’m watching the iguana run away from the snakes video just to calm down.
Trump is going to win

#178 Billy Bob James on 11.08.16 at 10:36 pm

The voices of the silent majority ROAR this evening!

100% PROOF POSITIVE that the media is out of touch and rigged. The media is simply state-sponsored propaganda masquerading as news. It’s even worse in Canada than in the US.

Also proof that the elites are completely out of touch with the average person.

What has globalism done for me?

– Can’t compete with the offshore engineering bids that are 1/10 my engineering rate.
– Can’t afford a house because of mountains of dirty offshore money bidding up the prices.
– Kids can’t get into the better university programs because they are crammed full with offshore students.
– Can’t even give birth at the local hospital because it’s full up with birth tourists.
– Can’t turn on the news without it tell my kids that we’re all racists, sexists, homophobics, Islamaphobic, etc. night after night after night.

SICK OF IT ALL.

#179 conan on 11.08.16 at 10:36 pm

538 now showing Trump as favorite to win POTUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7I92r9GqUw

#180 TheSpangler on 11.08.16 at 10:37 pm

Go Trump!

#181 IHCTD9 on 11.08.16 at 10:38 pm

#159 Brian Meseyton on 11.08.16 at 10:20 pm
Trump having a good night. Selling heavy in the markets! Should have liquidated folks? Or just hold it will go back up!
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Hold, too late to liquidate now. Fear is at max right now, more like buy!

If Trump wins this, we’re in uncharted waters. I figured the EU would have to put a Trump in power before anything like this could happen over here. Who would have thought the good ol USA would kick things off and put a guy like Trump in power? Maybe they won’t?

#182 AisA on 11.08.16 at 10:38 pm

have to lol.

#183 Harbour on 11.08.16 at 10:39 pm

Hilary was telling Donald to throw in the towel and concede a month ago. lol

#184 Keith in Calgary on 11.08.16 at 10:39 pm

Told you so.

#185 Jakethesnake on 11.08.16 at 10:39 pm

SMOKING MAN HAS CERTIFIED HIMSELF AS A LIVING LEGEND. CONGRATS BUD. YOU’VE EARNED EVERY OUNCE OF YOUR LEGENDARY STATUS AS A MARKET GURU AND ALL AROUND PHD ON HERDONOMICS.

THE LEGEND LIVES ON.

#186 ShawnG in TO on 11.08.16 at 10:40 pm

seriously, eh?
pollsters, you are all fired

#187 Jakethesnake on 11.08.16 at 10:41 pm

USDMXN went parabolic. I’m up 128k.

#188 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:42 pm

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#189 End the FED trump. on 11.08.16 at 10:43 pm

I hope trump ends free trade and tells the criminal fed and bankers to get lost.

#190 LL on 11.08.16 at 10:44 pm

Dow Jones 625 points down!

#191 For those about to flop... on 11.08.16 at 10:44 pm

The last time Hillary was mislead this bad ,was when Bill was trying his hand at some extra curricular activities in the White House…

M42BC

#192 common sense on 11.08.16 at 10:45 pm

Well…we will finally see that FED rate hike if Trump wins..

#193 n1tro on 11.08.16 at 10:45 pm

DOW down 800 points.

BTFD!

(Buy the f**king dip)

#194 Greg on 11.08.16 at 10:45 pm

Ph.D herdonomics where do we sign up?

#195 Sebee on 11.08.16 at 10:46 pm

Brexit was an after dinner burp.

This is yuuuge. Welcome to Trumplandia.

#196 millenial1982 on 11.08.16 at 10:47 pm

Maybe it is brexit 2.0 after all. If trump wins smokey should be granted another commercial…..

#197 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 10:47 pm

Trump wins North Carolina.

#198 Sebee on 11.08.16 at 10:48 pm

Dow down 640. Yawn.

#199 OttawaMike on 11.08.16 at 10:50 pm

HVU bought today an hour before closing.
Ka-ching!

#200 Sail on Billiary on 11.08.16 at 10:50 pm

“Democracy”
It’s coming through a hole in the air,
from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
It’s coming from the feel
that this ain’t exactly real,
or it’s real, but it ain’t exactly there.
From the wars against disorder,
from the sirens night and day,
from the fires of the homeless,
from the ashes of the gay:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.
It’s coming through a crack in the wall;
on a visionary flood of alcohol;
from the staggering account
of the Sermon on the Mount
which I don’t pretend to understand at all.
It’s coming from the silence
on the dock of the bay,
from the brave, the bold, the battered
heart of Chevrolet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It’s coming from the sorrow in the street,
the holy places where the races meet;
from the homicidal bitchin’
that goes down in every kitchen
to determine who will serve and who will eat.
From the wells of disappointment
where the women kneel to pray
for the grace of God in the desert here
and the desert far away:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State!
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on, sail on.

It’s coming to America first,
the cradle of the best and of the worst.
It’s here they got the range
and the machinery for change
and it’s here they got the spiritual thirst.
It’s here the family’s broken
and it’s here the lonely say
that the heart has got to open
in a fundamental way:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

It’s coming from the women and the men.
O baby, we’ll be making love again.
We’ll be going down so deep
the river’s going to weep,
and the mountain’s going to shout Amen!
It’s coming like the tidal flood
beneath the lunar sway,
imperial, mysterious,
in amorous array:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

Sail on, sail on …

I’m sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can’t stand the scene.
And I’m neither left or right
I’m just staying home tonight,
getting lost in that hopeless little screen.
But I’m stubborn as those garbage bags
that Time cannot decay,
I’m junk but I’m still holding up
this little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

#201 Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 10:51 pm

Being a real estate blog, here are my two bits:

Sell your US real estate, Trump wants to confiscate anything that belongs to non citizens (my not so wild prediction) – GET OUT NOW!

#202 I wish I was a Neutron star on 11.08.16 at 10:52 pm

Ok, he actually is an alien.

#203 West coast renter on 11.08.16 at 10:52 pm

Well, Garth, after watching the election results come in, watching markets take a beating, and reading tonight’s blog post you can imagine how much I’m looking forward to reading your post tomorrow. Even the political commentators are sounding funereal and the games not even over…

#204 Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 10:52 pm

Snowbirds need to get rid of their US real estate, Trump will want to confiscate it.

You heard it from me first.

#205 The Peg on 11.08.16 at 10:53 pm

New York Times live prediction shows Trump winning:

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/forecast/president

God help us…

#206 Ronaldo on 11.08.16 at 10:54 pm

Good buying opportunities coming up. Appears that the Trumpster is going to win it. Rebalancing time again.

#207 stage1dave on 11.08.16 at 10:55 pm

Trump just got declared winner in Ohio…

JHC, the coverage on China Cable is better (and more intelligently analytical) than what Im seein’ in NA…

Headin over to RT…

#208 Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 10:55 pm

Hillary is not on tv because she is packing her bags to flee to a country without extradition to the US.

Don’t rule that one out. Revolution happens everywhere when people get fed up.

#209 WUL on 11.08.16 at 10:56 pm

Sometimes hornets’ nests should be kicked over. I have kicked a few. If we are witnessing a bloodless revolution against the criminal class that owns and runs the US gov’t, that’s OK with me. That is why I wanted Bernie. Trump will have to do.

#210 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:57 pm

Dance me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEVow6kr5nI

#211 When Will They Raise Rates? on 11.08.16 at 10:59 pm

Just stopped by to say LMFAO at all the suckers who believed the fake polls. Do you people never learn? Don’t you know by now that the MSM is 100% propaganda?

Glad I loaded up on PMs this morning.

LOL

#212 S.Bby on 11.08.16 at 11:00 pm

Well so much for polls.
Smoking Man calls it again.
We’ll see lots of red everywhere on Wednesday.

#213 bdwy sktrn on 11.08.16 at 11:00 pm

maine and Massachusetts – welcome to the green side

mj measures 2 for 2 so far – cali is a slam dunk.

#214 OffshoreObserver on 11.08.16 at 11:00 pm

Welcome BREXIT II: http://www.nytimes.com/elections/forecast/president?smid=tw-upshotnyt&smtyp=cur

#215 Victor V on 11.08.16 at 11:00 pm

Trump wins Florida…

#216 d on 11.08.16 at 11:01 pm

T2 must be crapping his pants right now.

#217 Russ on 11.08.16 at 11:03 pm

Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 10:17 pm

Kiss NAFTA goodbye. No NATO protection. Trump has the nuke codes. He also thinks we have the worst president in history.

Canada is in a pile of doo doo when Smokey’s hangover wears off.
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What tripe!

NATFA isn’t all good. I remember when we had many Canadian multi-national corporations. Now, it’s just banks. Pre-NATFA, a foreign corporation needed a head office for Canadian operations. Hell, we even had a forest industry instead of just harvesting.

NATO? read up a bit, it’s an organization, not one country. Remember WW2? The US of A showed up after it was won and charged the Europeans for expenses.

Nice friends eh.

go Trump. It’s about time something interesting happened down there (last was shooting some Ohio students wasn’t it)

#218 Mike on 11.08.16 at 11:05 pm

Lady walks into a Will Hill betting parlour, she has never placed a bet before. Throws 100 000 pounds on clinton at 1.2. Calls it an investment.

That was the moment I knew the Donald would be president….Smoking Man’s education kicked in…

Set to make 21k on a trump victory… Thanks SM

#219 ShawnG in TO on 11.08.16 at 11:06 pm

buy houses now! condos, semis, links, cages, anything you can afford.

The Canada Citizenship and Immigration site has crashed.

the Americans are coming!

#220 boomorbust on 11.08.16 at 11:07 pm

Ouch! :-) Smoking Man put on your electoral hat and run for the highest office our country (PM) and bring GT with you.

We could use a few honest smart people running the show, now couldn’t we? Garth has been then before, he can show you were the best bars are at.

#221 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 11:07 pm

Forget somkey and his his calls. thats easy.

Cohen, true canadian artist, He’s near the end.

He’s all that I care about at the moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEMYvpoR-k

the earth will soon lose a beuaty, thats all that matters.

I Love him. Montreal shit whole he lives in. Dont matter to him. when he dies.

I’m taken the day off to get hammered , and listen to his tunes.

He’s a real artist.

#222 Cloudy on 11.08.16 at 11:10 pm

Never thought I’d like bdwy sktrn’s posts, but i’m finding them awesome tonight.

#223 Wild Albertan Gonads on 11.08.16 at 11:11 pm

Keystone for Alberta, NAFTA killed…. massive easy-west rancor in canuckistan…. good luck T2!!

#224 boomorbust on 11.08.16 at 11:15 pm

WUL on 11.08.16 at 10:56 pm
Sometimes hornets’ nests should be kicked over. I have kicked a few. If we are witnessing a bloodless revolution against the criminal class that owns and runs the US gov’t, that’s OK with me. That is why I wanted Bernie. Trump will have to do.

+1

#225 meslippery on 11.08.16 at 11:20 pm

Market bets on an interest rate hike by the Fed in December fall from around 84% three hours ago to 55% now. http://wsj.com/markets
10:13 PM – 8 Nov 2016

#226 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 11:23 pm

James you in.

Story of my life.. I for one fight back, not use to that are you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEMYvpoR-k

#227 Paul on 11.08.16 at 11:23 pm

187 Trump – 197 clinton

the socialist republic of california
The People’s Socialist Republic of California start pouring theirs vote in … Doesn’t look good.

#228 Sideshow Rob on 11.08.16 at 11:26 pm

The celebs and media commenters are looking shell shocked. Even Stevie Wonder can see the writing on the wall.
Looks like lock limit down on the stock market tomorrow. I still can’t decide if it’s the buying op of the decade or the start of something bigger. We will see what the follow through looks like.

#229 cramar on 11.08.16 at 11:32 pm

Media is calling the hit to the Dow futures, “Brexit X2” since it is twice as bad. Let’s hope that it is temporary and just another fantastic buying opportunity, BUT. . . .

Maybe this time everyone will get this wrong also, and this really is the start of a prolonged crash lasting through months of uncertainty.

The people who voted for Trump wanted change! Change they will get!

#230 win on 11.08.16 at 11:34 pm

@scottadamssays Smoking man

Both men of foresight

NYT at 8:30 PM PST
NYT 95% projection DJT
297 electoral votes QED

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/forecast/president

#231 conan on 11.08.16 at 11:39 pm

Well time to look on the bright side. James should be Jexit.

#232 Love My Kia on 11.08.16 at 11:39 pm

On a brighter note, we will see a lot more of Alec Baldwin.

#233 Gonkman on 11.08.16 at 11:43 pm

LOL… The Canadian Immigration Site has crashed.

http://www.cic.gc.ca

Too funny… Guess everyone is trying to flee the Orange Haired POTUS.

#234 Balance investment on 11.08.16 at 11:44 pm

Trump is on the roll. Future market Dow is down 750 point.

#235 Henry Morgan on 11.08.16 at 11:52 pm

Hilliary and Obama for Prison!
2016

#236 Hawk on 11.08.16 at 11:53 pm

LOL – Is gold really up $50 bucks……the Trumpster has got the world shaken up.

#237 Henry Morgan on 11.09.16 at 12:00 am

End of the GOP
End of The Establishment Democrats
End of the MSM

Off to a good start!

#238 BG on 11.09.16 at 12:05 am

The website of Immigration Canada was brought down by heavy traffic.

Hilary-ous.

#239 Yuus bin Haad on 11.09.16 at 12:08 am

This is fun – I’m reading the comments from the bottom up.

#240 Braj on 11.09.16 at 12:13 am

If Smoking Man opens up an school, who here will be paying tuition?

#241 Metal Head on 11.09.16 at 12:15 am

Hillary Clinton the AAA rated mortgage backed security candidate of yesterday. It’s amazing what a couple hours can do with paper promises and fake polls when reality quickly and decisively sets in. Scary indeed.

#242 ShawnG in TO on 11.09.16 at 12:29 am

Hallelujah

(ok, that’s my last comment on this election)

#243 Spectacle on 11.09.16 at 12:36 am

Thank You Garth.

Some thoughts of late:

– never seen so many real estate fires in Vancouver!
Torched! A church under condo development review.

– Their was an attempted coupe’ on the 2016 U.S. Election , by an ongoing criminal oligarchy ( Clinton Inc). Tonight, we hope It failed/was thwarted. Some very intelligent people called it all wrong.

– the swamp will now potentially be drained.

– people who thought the Clinton Cartel was worthy of voting for, will forget that they did just that.

– You can now stay at an international hotel chain, Trump, and actually stay in the Presidential Suite, for real.

Drain the Swamp!
– people were really let down by Obama, and Henry Kissinger………

#244 Braj on 11.09.16 at 12:42 am

james on 11.08.16 at 7:41 pm
Ah well, the die is cast. Smoking idiot has no guts, no glory. Won’t take me up on my offer as of 7 p.m., polls closing. As they say about Trumpsucker conspiracy nutbars like him, wussy men who won’t stand up for anything will fall for everything.

And it shows.

—–

Don’t come back!

If you were so sure you would have bet accordingly, lucky for you you’re just barking . Peso is getting wrecked, SM probably up quite a substantial amount. Money where the mouth is.

#245 Henry Morgan on 11.09.16 at 12:45 am

Canadians need to brace their border for the rush of unlawful aliens fleeing justice.

#246 New West on 11.09.16 at 12:49 am

I am in disbelief. So much anger on this site, so many narcissistic drama queens enjoying the possibility of pain for others, so much self-righteousness. So much entitlement, so much childish glee at the thought of incompetence and chaos becoming entrenched in the US. So little thought to consequences. It’s like reading the postings of a bunch of toddlers.

Yes, I know it isn’t worth saying anything. I’ll be accused of being soft, stupid, naive, (add your derogatory term here). But I can only feel sympathy and fear for the people of the US right now. Imagine being a woman, gay, a person of colour, with someone like Trump running the show. Imagine being the target of all that anger, all that invective, if you have an accent or follow the wrong religion or wave the wrong flag. Imagine all those angry people with guns just looking for a scapegoat……

When even Dubya won’t vote for Trump, there is a problem.

#247 ROTFL on 11.09.16 at 2:38 am

No joy in seeing a prediction come true. But special shout outs to “The American”, who yank-‘splained to me how the electoral college worked, to which my rejoinder was “Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania.” And to any fool who called Trump “unelectable.”

I’ll be a heavy buyer Wednesday. Because I was overweight cash on Tuesday. Not happy about it though.

#248 maj on 11.09.16 at 3:44 am

A gut-wretching moment for women everywhere when Hillz has to concede to a dinosaur.

#249 Ace Goodheart on 11.09.16 at 6:28 am

Trump wins, and we have a Republican house. This is going to be interesting. Basically he can now do pretty much whatever he likes……

#250 You loose Garth! on 11.09.16 at 8:43 am

Garth, you continue to get it wrong! The people have spoken. A revolution is taking place all across the world, people are screaming enough with business as usual. You, Garth fail to realize that people are done with the way things have been done. Enjoy your day watching the stock market slide, slide slide!

The stock market predicts the economy. Do you even have a clue what you are hoping for? — Garth

#251 inquisitive minds want to know... on 11.09.16 at 9:52 am

I sure hope that goof James is gonna go away…..

#252 The real Kip on 11.09.16 at 1:53 pm

Wow, what a difference a day makes. A lesser man would point out all the times you thought I (and others) was stupid for even suggesting Donald could win. A lesser man would do that but not me.