Posts Tagged ‘Dow Industrial Average’

  • An Upward Dow Helps an Incumbent President

    Can Stock Markets Predict Elections?

    Nov 10, 12 • 467 Views • No Comments

    No one seems to be talking about what really might have led to the Obama win. The stock market. The basic reasoning is that people connect their “social mood” to the incumbent and social mood directly relates to how the stock market is performing.......  [read more]

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing the US Economy

    Sep 24, 12 • 469 Views • No Comments

    Is the US economy less sick? Comparing January 2009 when Obama became president and now, let’s see how its “symptoms” have changed. Approximately the Same: Jobs: During January, 2009, the employment number, 133 million, was very similar to......  [read more]

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    October Stock Markets

    Oct 11, 11 • 408 Views • No Comments

    During October 1907, when the stock market crashed and the banking system panicked, we had no central monetary authority. We just had J.P. Morgan. “Why don’t you tell them what to do, Mr. Morgan? (Belle da Costa Greene, J.P. Morgan’s......  [read more]

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    Stock Market Crashes

    Aug 19, 11 • 424 Views • No Comments

    How to define a stock market crash? One economic paper has 2 suggestions: “When you see it you know it.” Look at depth and duration: A 20% drop is a crash while length can vary. Several possibilities: 1 day, 5 days, 1 month, 3 months, 1 year.......  [read more]

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    Stocks and Tweets

    Oct 25, 10 • 438 Views • No Comments

    An Indiana University researcher thinks he has confirmed that mood and stock market movement correlate. The results, though, were not what he expected. 1) Originally, he and his students thought that they would discover a positive relationship between the......  [read more]