If there's one thing most traders could agree on before the election results came in, it's that Nov. 9 was going to be a busy day for the markets.
That goes doubly for day traders, who buy and sell stocks on small movements in the market and expect an especially wild few hours.
"It's going to be a day of extremes," said Jake Bernstein, author of "The Ultimate Day Trader," on Tuesday.
Based on what Bernstein had seen over the last couple of days — the S&P 500 has shot up 2.6 percent since Monday's opening, after falling a cumulative 3 percent over nine days — he expected Wednesday to be extremely busy. The market has had its best two-day stretch since Brexit, after its worst consecutive-days negative stretch since 1980.
And that volatility came as many professional fund mangers predicted along with everyone else a Clinton win. The Clinton wins-stocks rise scenario is history — history not made. So it's on to the fear that equities could tank with Trump being declared the victor. But intraday trading may be more complicated.