‘Global warming’ use to be the moniker but today it is ‘climate change’ that appears on nightly news. Whatever it is called the actual change in our climate will not affect stock prices but the politics surrounding the controversy will.
As an investor, you have to be aware of political realities because what happens in Washington affects us including corporate America. In fact, it can affect companies and their ability to make money dramatically. Surprisingly, legislation can both retard or spark a company’s business so investors need to stay attuned. It does not matter what side you are on, just understand what policy changes do to your investments.