Even before the virus, New York City residents were trying to cope with serious problems: a surge in violent crimes, worsening homelessness, and rampant drug use. Residents put up with all of these as part of the price of living here. Then the virus hit, and so did prolonged rioting and protests. And these were followed by the unthinkable: The city was shut down.

Is there a connection between the stock market and elections? Market analysts say there is and point to statistics to back them up this view. Of course, there is no guarantee that just because something has happened in the past it will happen again. Nevertheless, those data shed insight into the way investors think and analyzing this information could prove helpful when trying to predict the future.

In case you haven’t heard, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is making incredible claims on the territories of its neighbors and getting tough with the world. Some of those countries have had enough of China’s hawkish policies and are pushing back. Tensions in the region are escalating literally every day. Is war imminent? Will the global economy be impacted? We’ll learn the answers to these questions very soon.     

For years, many people believed that New York City is “where it’s at” - and it’s easy to understand why.  The city is the cultural center of the world; it’s also home to an incredible choice of colleges and post-college education. The theater, restaurants, and nightlife are unmatched, there are jobs available in every industry, and the energy and excitement generated here are practically palpable. 

With so many people focused on the spiking COVID-19 cases, mounting economic problems, the upcoming Presidential campaign, and other national and international stories, a recent ruling by the Supreme Court did not get the attention it deserved. But it will - and may even become one of the most important decisions in years.