October 18, 2016
2016 Election and the Stock Market

The 2016 Election and the Stock Market

Over the past few months, the election and the stock market are topics of discussion on everyone’s lips. Now we are less than a month away from the big day. Despite much debate regarding how the outcome will affect different areas, we have yet seen how it will affect the stock market. With the United States as a key driver of the global economy, the result is likely to yield a reaction. No matter which of the paths we take, we can be sure after the election things will look very different. Overall, we should see a huge impact on health care, taxes, federal regulations, immigration policies, and more in the coming years. However, before we make predictions regarding this election and the stock market; let’s see what effect previous elections had on the stock market and global economy. Which combination is best? According to history, the stock market performed a lot better when the incumbent party won the election. Regardless of which party is that retains the seat, the election results helped the stock market to stabilize. With this being said, there is a slight swing for Republican Presidents but nothing too noticeable. While the decision of who sits […]
October 18, 2016

How Much Will Hurricane Matthew Cost?

Counting the Cost of Hurricanes Whenever disaster strikes, people often wonder: What’s all this going to cost? Though the human toll of injury and death may be incalculable, experts have gotten pretty good at estimating the economic costs of lost production and physical damage due to major storms. According to one economist, about two-thirds of the financial losses of a hurricane are related to property damage while one-third come from economic losses. The insurance costs of property damage due to Matthew’s wind and storm surge are currently estimated to be between $4 billion and $6 billion, though those figures may rise as claims start rolling in. The chart below shows storm damage estimates for four major hurricanes since 1979. We can see that Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina dwarf Matthew regarding overall damage. However, Matthew is estimated to have a higher percentage of losses due to wind damage, which could have implications for insurance companies. Damage from storm-caused wind and surge is typically covered under standard homeowner’s and business policies, though they are often subject to high deductibles. One estimate of Matthew’s overall cost, including evacuations, lost revenue, and other relevant factors, puts the total cost at over $10 billion. […]
September 26, 2016
Investing under a Clinton Presidency

Investing under a Clinton Presidency

Yesterday we took a look at some areas that could potential be big investment areas under a Trump presidency. Today we’re dissecting the agenda of Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton. The two candidates are polar opposites on just about every issue at hand, so where do you go to bat if she becomes the next president of the United States. Here’s a few we foresee being possible winners. Managed Healthcare Companies Clinton has made no bones about what a fan she is of socialized medicine. She recently stated she wanted to take the Affordable Care Act a step further than President Obama did. If she has the opportunity to capitalize on that promise, then someone has to manage it, which is where the managed healthcare providers come in to play. A four or eight-year term under Clinton will likely turn the heads of investors this direction making these companies ones to watch. While her plan may devastate some sectors of the healthcare industry, these companies probably won’t fall in that category. Renewable Energy Companies Much like President Obama, Clinton is a big fan of renewable energy. Many of her supporters and donors come from these companies. Most of the fossil fuels […]
September 25, 2016
Investing under a Trump Presidency

Investing under a Trump Presidency

Should i Investing under a Trump Presidency? Lets find out. The upcoming Presidential election is polarizing the nation. Two of arguably the least liked candidates in history are set to battle it out on the debate stage in just a few days. No matter where you stand on politics in just a couple of months one of them will be sworn in as the next President of the United States. With that transition some major policy changes are inevitable, so what should we expect to see in the investment world? Obviously, that depends on the winner and in order to figure that out, we’ll need to dissect the platforms of both candidates so you get a pretty good idea of what to invest your money in. Let’s start by taking a look at the areas you may be wise to invest in with a Trump presidency. Investing under a Trump Presidency INFRASTRUCTURE There are four areas that it makes sense to gravitate to with Trump. He’s running with the slogan of “Make America Great Again”, but just how does he plan to do that? One of his top priorities is “the wall”. He’s stated over and over that we’re going […]