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February 2020 – 3 in 3

This month, Jason Weaver discusses the pandemic risks, the presidential cycle and secular trends.

Pandemic Risk

Pandemic risks are large-scale outbreaks of infectious disease that can greatly increase morbidity and mortality over a wide geographic area. They can cause significant economic, social, and political disruption.

Previous Examples of Pandemic Risks are:

SARS (2003)

Swine Flu (2009)

Ebola Breakout (2018)

Coronavirus (2019)…Potentially

While it is impossible to predict the extent, a virus can spread and have greater consequences than past epidemics, history indicates that the global economy and markets have been relatively immune to the effects of past epidemics.

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Presidential Cycle

Historically, the 4th year of the President’s term is volatile in the 1st 6 months until there is certainty around the opposing political party’s candidate


YEARS 1 & 2:

The new President exits campaign mode and works hard to fulfill campaign promises

YEARS 3 & 4:

The President works hard to strengthen the economy in an effort to earn votes with economic stimuli, such as tax cuts and job creation.

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Secular Trends

An economy or market trend associated with a characteristic or phenomenon that is not cyclical or seasonal but exists over a relatively long period. Secular movements can proceed in either a positive or negative direction.

Examples of Current Secular Trends

Solar Energy
Electric Cars
Cloud Computing


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