Asian stocks are rebounding as investors bet the Trump presidency won’t be that bad

Back in bloom.
Back in bloom.
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Following a tumble yesterday as Donald J. Trump clinched the US presidency, Asia stocks are up.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index made the strongest rebound, and rose nearly 6% as of 9:45AM Hong Kong time, almost erasing the drop it experienced yesterday. Other indexes also rose.

The general volatility reflects a larger trend in other markets around the world. The Mexican peso and the S&P 500, for example, both took hits as news of Trump’s victory emerged before recovering slightly.

“There will be short-term volatility following the Trump victory but this is going to be short-lived, much like Brexit,” said Joshua Crabb, a Hong Kong-based analyst told Bloomberg. “This outcome isn’t as bad as people think.”