US Stock Market Ignores Civil Unrest

US Stock Market Ignores Civil Unrest

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Historically social unrest issues have very little long-term impact on stock markets. During prior periods of civil unrest and protests, markets similarly largely ignored tumultuous events. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Y 1968, markets dipped briefly on the day of his death, down 0.5% from 4-5 April, […]

President Trump Vows No ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, DC

President Trump Vows No ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, DC

President Trump warned that any attempt by protesters to establish an “autonomous zone” in Washington DC “will be met with serious force.” His comments came in a Tuesday Tweet. He wrote: “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, DC, as long as I am your President. If they try they will be met with serious […]

History: US Market Responses During Major Protests and Tragedies

History: US Market Responses During Major Protests and Tragedies

$SPY There is a big gap between what is happening on the streets in America’s cities and the American stock market has confounded lots of both professional and retail investors, this is nothing new. Below is a overview of how similar frames of civil violence and political unrest have played out in the market throughout history, […]

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

Late Wednesday, President Trump tied a US trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border. The State Department warned that continued erosion of the territory’s […]

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend France is mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre as authorities warned that anti-government protests Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks. “According to the information we have, some […]

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum French student protests intensified Tuesday, with various incidents around the country of demonstrators setting buildings on fire, and of violent clashes with police. Over the course of this week, students have gradually started to get involved in the so-called “yellow vests” protests against President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni. Local authorities […]

Deadly Rioting, Looting, Shootings in Charlotte, NC for 2nd Night

Deadly Rioting, Looting, Shootings in Charlotte, NC for 2nd Night

Deadly Rioting, Looting, Shootings in Charlotte, NC for 2nd Night Wednesday night, several hundred Black ((90%) and White (10%) protesters rallied Wednesday in Charlotte, NC, where authorities are experiencing a 2nd night of rioting after the fatal police shooting of a Black man who police officers said had refused their orders to drop his handgun. […]