U.S. Policy Strategy - L. Thomas Block

At Fundstrat, we know how pivotal a role policies, from administration and agency decisions to legislative actions, play in shaping markets. Our U.S. Policy section offers in-depth, timely, actionable insights into every nuance of U.S. policy dynamics. With a team of seasoned Beltway insiders, we analyze legislation, dissect policies, decode regulations, and forecast potential market implications. Our U.S. Policy analysis is more than just information – it’s your roadmap to economic and market insight in a world shaped by ever-evolving policy decisions.

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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.

Our Approach

Legislative Updates

  • 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

Regulatory Environment

  • 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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Reports

U.S. Policy

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.

Congress takes break and Fed Releases Minutes

While Congress may be in recess this week, Washington should generate news on Wednesday when the Fed releases the minutes from the January FOMC meeting.

L. Thomas Block - February 20, 2024

⚡️FlashInsights

Our flash insights provide quick, digestible updates on the latest changes and developments in U.S. policy, helping you understand their potential impact on financial markets.

L. Thomas Block
L. Thomas Block
Washington 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.

Feb 13
9:01 AM
L. Thomas Block
L. Thomas Block
Washington 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...

Feb 7
11:49 AM

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End your week with our "Weekly Roadmap", a summary that encapsulates our expert views and closing remarks for the week. This digest is crafted to bring all market happenings and our insights into one coherent context, ensuring you're well-informed and ready for the week ahead.

Markets Troubled by Inflation Data, End Weekly Win Streak

The primary macroeconomic event impacting markets this week was the release of the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading. As we began the week, Fundstrat Head of Research Tom Lee told us that, anecdotally, based on his conversations...

February 16, 2024
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Tom Block Quoted: The Midterms Are Almost Here. What’s at Stake for the Economy.

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Congress takes break and Fed Releases Minutes

While Congress may be in recess this week, Washington should generate news on Wednesday when the Fed releases the minutes from the January FOMC meeting.

February 20, 2024
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Washington Policy Strategist

Election News, Gridlock in DC

In politics, the biggest story of this week was the victory of former Representative Tom Suozzi in the seat vacated when George Santos was voted out of the House of Representatives.  In 2022, Santos flipped the seat from...

February 16, 2024
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Washington Policy Strategist

Key House special election and Senate takes up foreign aid

Tomorrow there will be an interesting special election in the 3rd Congressional district of New York for the seat of disgraced Representative George Santos.  With a closely divided House each seat can have an impact on the narrow...

February 12, 2024
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Washington Policy Strategist

Ukraine, Israel Aid Are Center Stage in DC

For weeks, Republicans insisted that any Supplemental Spending Bill with aid for Ukraine and Israel had to have border/immigration provisions. Suddenly with encouragement from former President Trump, the signals changed, and the border/immigration compromise was dropped. The Senate...

February 9, 2024
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