Temperature and Precipitation Fluctuations

Forbes  May 21  Comment 
Updated odds and weather conditions for the 2016 Preakness Stakes.
Flightglobal  May 19  Comment 
Weather conditions over the eastern Mediterranean at the time of the EgyptAir Airbus A320 disappearance appear to have been good.
NPR  May 18  Comment 
Even though it's mid-May, milder weather has yet to make its way up the 6,288-foot peak in New Hampshire.
The Economic Times  May 13  Comment 
"Present weather conditions are indicating a promising beginning of Monsoon 2016 which is likely to usher in with a bang," Skymet said.
Insurance Journal  May 11  Comment 
Storms swept through the nation’s midsection Monday, spawning numerous tornadoes. While tornadoes can form any time weather conditions are right, the area from Texas to Nebraska typically sees tornadoes between April and June. Here are some...
The Hindu Business Line  May 5  Comment 
Rubber farmers are pinning hopes on the monsoon to start full-fledged production, even as recent price improvement in the crop has brought cheers to the sector.The prevailing dry weather conditions ha...
The Economic Times  Apr 19  Comment 
Globally though, things have changed a little bit in the past two weeks. Improving weather conditions and a falling real have raised production efforts in Brazil.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 8  Comment 
It’s just too hot to remain indoors or do anything, says Padmal from Nuagaon village in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. Stoic about the weather conditions and with a power breakdown in the locali...
New York Times  Apr 8  Comment 
Weather conditions at the airport in Russia, while adverse, were no more severe than forecast when the jet went down, killing all 62 on board, a team found.
Insurance Journal  Mar 30  Comment 
Authorities are warning that weather conditions across much of New Mexico are creating conditions ripe for dangerous wildfires. A red flag warning has been issued for portions of southern, central and eastern New Mexico due to strong winds and low...


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Droughts, hurricanes, and other drastic climate changes affect many businesses by either helping or harming their output. Usually, regionalized companies are harmed extensively should a natural disaster occur in their regions of operation.

Weather and the Industries

Weather fluctuations and severe climatic changes may hurt a few industries and help others. The overall production in the respective industries will change. Depending on the size of impact, the company’s performance on the stock market may reflect the weather fluctuation.

Companies or Industries harmed by severe weather

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Any regionalized company whose region is afflicted by the weather.
  • Industries whose resources depend solely on predictable weather, such as farming or grocery stores.
  • Industries that rely extensively on large-scale transportation, such as oil and shipping industries.
  • Insurance companies

Companies are Industries helped by severe weather

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Construction Industry
  • Steel, Iron, and other industries involved in the production of repair and construction resources.
  • Companies that supply medicals.

Weather and The Stock Market

Climate catastrophes, such as strong hurricanes or tsunamis have immediate effect on the stock market. Investors usually react to such negative news by selling stocks, especially in companies thought to be affected the most. However, one notable exception is hurricane Katrina. While the hurricane was devastating parts of the US, stock markets continued to yield positive results. [1] In the end, the most prudent prediction of how a natural disaster could affect the stock market involves an analysis of how deeply the overall economy of the country is harmed.

Analysts have also observed a direct relationship between weather and the stock market. Stock markets tend to be significantly lower during summer and autumn months than they are during winter and spring. [2] Other research maintains that the NYSE index returns tend to be negative during cloudy days. [3] There is evidence that this relationship exists due to the malleable psychology of institutional investors, whose block trades move the market. [4]

Research on this topic has yet to converge towards one finding.

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