Post-Election Meme Outlook

Projections

Here in the hours following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US Presidential Election, political meme output is at an all-time high. We’re seeing very few posts in r/the_donald with fewer than 5k karma, and many opposed to the Trump presidency are pushing the same Bernie Sanders memes that started gaining traction alongside the Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Stash. In the days of the primaries, the Meme Stash was the premiere underground market for Democratic and anti-Trump memes of all kinds. The issue we’re seeing with their resurgence is that these new memes lack the care and effort they had during their rise. Many of them that are gaining enough value to frontpage Reddit are just photos of Bernie Sanders with titles complaining about his loss in the primaries.

While only time can tell for sure, it’s my belief that presidential memes of all kinds are going to lose traction quickly, as the bubble created by the election bursts and the content just stops being relevant. However, some of the anti-Trump content may see a slow increase in value over the course of his presidency as he continues to generate drama and influence the market. If you haven’t dumped everything already, it may be worthwhile to sit on that equity and liquidate the next time we see a jump in value.

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