Beware of the Two-Week Lull Between Primaries

by Rick Ackerman

Although the outcome of Super Tuesday could ultimately hold great importance for Americans, the impact of the election cycle on Wall Street will likely remain undetectable until after electoral votes are tallied in November. Say what you will about Trump, it’s hard to imagine that he would be bad for business, or even perceived as such by his detractors. Regardless, there are bigger concerns than politics weighing on the stock market at the moment, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the lull between Tuesday’s primaries and the next big round of voting on March 15 gives traders too much time to reflect on a geopolitical world in turmoil and a global economy on the brink of implosion. Under the circumstances, perhaps we should be thankful that we’ve had such an entertaining campaign to take our minds off such things.

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