Is Volatility the New Normal?

November 10, 2016 Barbara Holzapfel

 

The 2016 U.S. presidential election was unlike any other.  For several months, major polls pegged Hillary Clinton as the lead in key battleground states and that she would win the polarizing race.  

 

Tuesday night, the markets took a tumble.  Wednesday morning, the US and the rest of the world are assessing the effects of Donald Trump’s surprise victory.  As global investors struggle to make sense of the financial and economic impacts, markets are on edge.  Markets initially fell in Europe and Asia.  American stocks were relatively calm in early trading but analysts portrayed a Trump victory potentially unhinging markets post election.

 

Many things are unclear coming out of this election - what will change? Which will be the key policies of this presidency? How will some industries be affected? What does this mean for trade in a globally connected world?

 

Markets crave certainty.  This year alone, with Brexit and the surprise results of the U.S. Presidential election, has been a year marked by uncertainty, surprise and volatility. This requires companies to be agile:  to anticipate and respond quickly as any of these events have far reaching impact in a globally connected world. At Taulia, we help businesses unlock working capital so that they can mitigate risk, and improve cash positions to fund growth, strategic initiatives, M&A, R&D, and more.

 

Recently, Amy Fong from The Hackett Group discussed how leading companies are optimizing the financial supply chain in this volatile market.

 

To learn more about how companies are freeing up cash by optimizing the financial supply chain, check out the Hackett Group whitepaper.

 
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