In defiance of polls and Conventional Wisdom (but consistent with the actual ballot counts I was seeing shortly before bedtime PDT), Brexit has passed.
Well, someone had to be first to leave the EU.
I rather suspect that this is the inevitable result of the EUracracy getting greedy; when the central planners assert ever more control over people's lives (never mind large national issues such as immigration policy), and there's just no way to claw back even a little bit of local control... well, the choices are total submission or total secession. There's just no compromise available.
So now world financial indices are way down (having soared the last couple of days on growing certainty that the proles wouldn't vote against the Party). I suspect they'll recover quickly, as the Brits reassert their essential Britishness and fail to riot in the streets, etc.
For those with a pile of cash on hand: this morning seems like a Buying Opportunity. (For the rest of us, not so much. I'm just hoping that (a) I don't need to free up any more cash for a couple of months, (b) things get back to normal-ish fairly soon, and (c) I can complete the selling side of Operation Bug Out well before the next trigger, which presumably comes in November.)
Update: I bet Hillary's son-in-law is making out like a bandit with all the market swings. Probably Soros, too. People in certain positions always find ways to come out ahead.
Update 2: Wait, did Trump the Insult Comic Dog say something almost diplomatic?