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US Market Report - After the Storm - Navigating US Equity Markets in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - November 2012

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we examine the impact of past US natural disasters on the cross-section of US equity returns. Investors might expect the recent hurricane to have an impact on the broad market, as well as pronounced effects in certain industries and sectors. Based on our analysis, we conclude that few predictable patterns emerged in the cross-section of equity returns following the natural disasters that we analyzed.