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The earnings season started in earnest on Wednesday with reports from some of the largest banks in the US

Besides looking at earnings per share, revenue, and future guidance, investors may just want to see weather reports.

That’s the conclusion of a research paper, which found that weather conditions near a company’s large institutional investors influence the stock market’s response to that news.

Researchers led by Danling Jiang, a professor at Stony Brook University, said unpleasant weather could trigger physiological and psychological responses in these investors, leading to information processing. delay, resulting in a slower price response to income announcements. They checked weather for two weeks prior to earnings announcement, for a company’s 10 largest institutional investors.

Looking at data from 1990 to 2016, they found that an increase in the standard deviation during pre-publication unpleasant weather resulted in 45 basis points, or 10%, a smaller difference between the above surprises. and under. They also noticed a decrease in trading activity during unpleasant weather.

That is not exaggeration of the impact. When the chart of average cumulative anomalies shows, investors should recognize bad weather and better earnings news than vice versa. Also, it seems that what the weather is like at the company that reports earnings doesn’t matter – it’s just that of the company’s big investors.

Jiang and her co-authors are not the first to study the effects of weather on the stock market. A study from 1993 found market returns on cloudy New York City days were significantly lower than on sunny days. A 2003 study on 26 major stock markets globally showed that sunny weather brings greater optimism and risk taking, while cloudy weather is the opposite.

For what it’s worth – weather across the US is 13% warmer than usual in March, according to the American Gas Association.

Another thing to keep in mind is which day of the week. Previous research has found that investors pay little attention to earnings announcements that occur on Friday.

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