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L. Thomas Block – Washington Policy Strategist
L. Thomas Block is the Washington Policy Strategist at Fundstrat, and also President of Tom Block Consults, a public policy consulting firm. Prior to starting his firm, Tom had a 21-year career at JP Morgan Chase, where he served as Global Head of Government Relations and created a Washington Research product for the firm. For 17 years he served as the senior lobbyist responsible for managing political relationships with the U.S. government, state and local governments, and the EU and its member states. He created the bank’s EU Government Relations program. Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase in 1987, Tom was a vice president at Irving Trust Company where he started the Government Relations program for one of the nation’s 20 largest banks.He has also worked on political campaigns both as a strategist and speechwriter.
- Timely insights into recent legislative actions and their potential market impact
- Analysis of congressional moves and what they signify for investors
- Deciphering complex policy shifts and translating them into actionable insights
- Comprehensive reviews of regulatory changes and their implications on various sectors
- Expert analysis of major policy decisions from agencies like the SEC, CFTC, and more
- Forecasts on how new regulations might shape the future financial landscape
Economic Policy Insights
- Deep dives into fiscal and monetary policies and their market ramifications
- Explorations on tax reforms, government spending, and monetary policy adjustments
- Assessments on how U.S. economic strategies affect global financial dynamics
Trade Policy & International Relations
- Assessments on U.S. trade policy changes and their effects on international markets
- Insights into U.S. international relations dynamics and potential market outcomes
- Analysis of treaties, agreements, and geopolitical shifts impacting investments
Elections & Political Climate
- Analytical reviews on upcoming elections and potential market reactions
- Deep dives into political party agendas and their potential financial implications
- Insights on the broader political climate and its effect on stability and market growth
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We offer an in-depth analysis of current U.S. policies and their potential ramifications for the financial landscape, ensuring you are well-informed to make strategic decisions.
South Carolina has a Saturday primary, and this weekend former President Trump and former Governor Nikki Haley face off in what polls show will be a blowout victory for Trump. Obviously, a Trump victory in Governor Haley’s home state would be a big...
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L. Thomas BlockWashington Policy Strategist
Yesterday in my note I wrote about the Senate action to try and pass Ukraine and Israel aid early this morning the Senate passed the bill on a vote of 70 to 29.
L. Thomas BlockWashington Policy Strategist
Important day in DC for aid to Ukraine and Israel. With Rs stopping border bill linked to Supplemental Spending Bill today Schumer, with support from McConnell, will go back to original WH proposal and have the Senate vote on stand alone military...
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South Carolina has a Saturday primary, and this weekend former President Trump and former Governor Nikki Haley face off in what polls show will be a blowout victory for Trump. Obviously, a Trump victory in Governor Haley’s home state...
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