Quarter 4 Year 2019

ECONOMIC NEWS:

 

Results have posted! We are so sorry for the delay. Special reports will be uploaded to the Message Board, free to any/all teams who care to access this additional reporting information for all market groups.

 

The Mississippi earthquake claimed the lives of 42620 people.  Damage estimates are over a trillion dollars and growing.  Within twenty four hours of the disaster, a special declaration by the President of the United States waived any entry or import restrictions across the Canadian/United States border.  Thousands of Canadians, poured into the heartland of America driving huge trucks with relief supplies, electric company utility trucks, backhoes, generators and excavation equipment.  Twenty four helicopters with search and rescue dogs and medical teams flew into the Ohio river valley.  The Canadians joined caravans of aid moving southward from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.  Similar caravans were moving north out of Texas, Florida, Georgia and eastern states.  The Office of Homeland Security became the director for a vast army of rescue and relief aid.  Western states were sending relief teams to California and Oregon.

 

The equity markets recovered within weeks as the scale and cost of the disaster became known. 

 

Christmas was a very sad affair and a most joyous occasion as people in the United States shared their grief and acclaimed their love and appreciation for all the support provided.