The Election and Markets

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Nov 142016

This is the Chart of the Day from the Wall Street Journal. It has quite a story to tell.


Of course the question is whether or not this will be the start of a new trend or a blip!


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Nov 142016

Number of the Day  –    2.301%
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note Monday. Treasury yields, which rise as prices fall, are hovering around their highest level since last December after recording their largest one-week gain in more than three years following Mr. Trump’s victory.

From today’s Wall Street Journal – This is quite the move – around a half a point.


Stock Market Returns by Presidential Term

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Nov 102016

I don’t put much “stock” in this type of information, but everyone looks for a trend or some miscellaneous piece of information to make their prediction.


In reality it has more to do with the economic climate they inherit from their predecessor, but it does make interesting water cooler conversation.

Caterpillar’s surprising role!

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Nov 032016

This is  kind of interesting. Surprising to see Caterpillar’s contribution to the Dow being so big. Especially given the impact of its challenges here in central Illinois.