The end is closer than you think

With the election only 5 days away, the polls have tightened, sending Democrats into fits of anxiety and making Republicans giddy with the prospect of taking back power. Nate Silver’s 538 now gives Hillary Clinton a mere 65% chance of winning, compared with 88% img_2251on Oct. 17. The markets are also worried: The S&P 500 fell for the eighth day in a row, which the Wall Street Journal reports is its longest stretch of declines since October 2008. The S&P 500 has fallen nearly 3%, since Oct. 25. Here’s a New York magazine article I wrote about why Wall Street is so freaked out about a Donald Trump victory, written the last time the polls tightened abruptly, right after Labor Day. It holds even truer today.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/wall-street-is-starting-to-get-freaked-out-about-trump.html

Even before nailing the Republican nomination, Trump was already getting support from a few heavy-hitters in finance. My New York magazine story names names. No surprise, a bunch of old white guys.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/meet-the-wall-street-titans-who-back-trump.html

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