Blog tagged as Election

2019 Finishes With a Bang

January 10, 2020 05:50 PM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
2019 Finishes With a Bang

Stocks trounce bonds with double-digit gains


MAIN POINTS

Stock markets around the world rallied strongly in 2019. Returns likely to be more normal in 2020.


Bonds rallied for the first three quarters due to global and trade uncertainty, but dropped in Q4.


Election uncertianty and high optimism and risks ...

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

MAIN POINTS


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 ...

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...