Temperature and Precipitation Fluctuations

The Australian  Sep 24  Comment 
Unusual weather conditions are expected in Australia at the tail end of the year caused by the El Niño phenomenon.
Mondo Visione  Sep 10  Comment 
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), a division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has signed a licensing agreement...
The Economic Times  Aug 31  Comment 
On crop condition of pulses and oilseeds, the IARI chief said these crops do not require much water, but they would suffer from extreme weather conditions.
The Economic Times  Aug 28  Comment 
Tea production in Assam, the largest producer of the crop, may come down as certain regions of the state is facing erratic weather conditions.
Bulk Transporter  Aug 19  Comment 
Tremcar takes health and security issues in the workplace very seriously. The call to get workers off the tops of cargo tanks grows stronger by the day. The dairy industry is increasingly worried about the number of truck drivers and...
TechCrunch  Aug 13  Comment 
 View, a company which specializes in creating something called dynamic glass, raised a ton of new capital Thursday to fund their specialized windows that can change tint in response to weather conditions or smartphone commands. The company...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 11  Comment 
Big stocks, weather conditions in the US likely to exert pressure on prices
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 21  Comment 
Light to heavy rains after nearly a month-long dry spell brought relief from the sultry weather conditions even as suburban train services on western and central lines were hit today due to the wa...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 24  Comment 
Gujarat Pipavav Port has informed the exchanges that the company’s port operations at Pipavav, Gujarat, have been suspended due to the prevailing cyclonic weather conditions and Tuesday nigh...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 20  Comment 
Light to moderate rains today lashed parts of Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, bringing relief to the people from the hot weather conditions. According to a MeT official here, ra...


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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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