Elections and Stock Markets

Elections and Stock Markets

THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS MOVING THE STOCK MARKET? Elections often produce market volatility because markets hate uncertainty, and there is nothing certain about the outcome of the U.S. election. Election-induced volatility, however, often is relatively...
Opportunity is Born of Uncertainty

Opportunity is Born of Uncertainty

Markets hate uncertainty – and that may create opportunities. Last week, investors experienced another bout of election jitters, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index fell for the ninth straight session. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), a.k.a. the fear...
Election 2016 – TGIAO

Election 2016 – TGIAO

Thank God It’s Almost Over… During July 2016, Pew Research reported almost 60 percent of Americans were suffering from election fatigue. They weren’t uninterested in the election. They were just worn out by never-ending news coverage that focused on candidates’...
Markets Experience Election Fatigue

Markets Experience Election Fatigue

“Verrrry interesting.” Arte Johnson’s catch phrase from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In may not have described U.S. stock markets last week, but there were some interesting economic, cyber-security, and consumer developments around the world. Major U.S. stock indices...