Blog categorized as Politics

Presidential Cycle Choppy into Mid-2020

November 07, 2019 04:43 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
Presidential Cycle Choppy into Mid-2020

Consolidation typically starts now and ends in May

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In the first half of 2020, the risk for a political overhang to the stock market is high.


Near-term risks continue to include earnings expectations and the trade war with China.


Once a presidential winner has been identified, the market has ...

Welcome to "The Twilight Zone"

December 18, 2018 12:05 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
Welcome to "The Twilight Zone"

"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It's a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.  It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. Th...

Finally!

November 06, 2018 09:13 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)

If you're like me, you will be extremely happy to have the end of political ad season. As I'm writing this post, nothing has been officially determined yet, but we'll most likely end up with a split Congress (Democratic House, GOP Senate.)  Ultimately, while that probably means political gridlo...

Known or Unknown?

September 08, 2018 09:28 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)

Lately, it seems that we're bombarded with new articles or stories with every news cycle regarding our modern politics & its effect on the economy or stock market. Some days you just want to escape the craziness and the anxiety in every reporter's voice or headline. It can be downright exhaustin...

2016 Election Thoughts

November 11, 2016 04:21 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
2016 Election Thoughts

After an unpredictable campaign, Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States.  The markets initially were quite negative during election night, with futures dropping as much as 800 points, before recovering when the US markets opened and being as much as 250 points higher that day.  Sin...