(Bloomberg View) -- I keep promising to stop writing about lessons from the election that are applicable to markets, and then I keep finding more examples. So rather than make any promises I cannot keep, let’s just jump right into this.

Since Donald Trump’s surprise victory -- though it wasn’t a surprise to those of you with the power of hindsight -- there have been numerous after-the-fact explanations for why Trump beat Hillary Clinton. Many appear to be delightful exercises in data mining, the finding of “historical patterns that are driven by random, not real, relationships.”

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