Article courtesy of Business Insider, written by Josh Barro.
In investing, risk requires compensation. Investors will expect a higher return from a risky bet, and — conversely — will pay for certainty. It's why you pay double-digit rates on your credit cards, while the federal government can borrow for next to nothing.
Let's apply this analysis to the election. A Hillary Clinton presidency is the safe bet. She offers, more or less, an extension of the Obama presidency. You might think that that's a bad return, but at least you know almost exactly what it is.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, is a wild card. Who the hell knows what he would do if elected?