As of now, it is pure speculation as to what (if any) policies the new administration might offer could serve to impact investor portfolios. As a recent presidential candidate, Donald Trump has made reference to a market bubble and plenty of commentators have noted that a rise in interest rates could potentially result in a decline in stock values.
During the course of the election night, as a Hillary Clinton loss and a Donald Trump win became closer to reality, the Dow market futures reacted by falling over 600 points. By early morning Wednesday after election day, the markets not only steadied, but in the first few days following the election the stock market appeared to have a short term rally.
With all of the political commentary in the news, and the stock market reacting the way it did, it was easy to get lost or distracted and many have not noticed that the bond market has been quite volatile. Longer term bonds have been taking a beating recently. With predictions of a rising interest rate environment and a possible increase in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, we are likely to see more of the same over the next several weeks.