RDFA Release: Geopolitical Events and the Markets

March 04, 2022

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is obviously dominating the press right now, and causing significant volatility in investment markets across the world.  It may cause some to ask if this is going to cause financial markets to suffer for an extended period of time due to the conflict.

The following article does a great job of capturing data from all sorts of geopolitical uprisings/events in the past.

Ukraine and the Changing Market Environment

Now is most definitely not the moment to try and "time the market", as that is a losing investment strategy.  In fact, would you believe that U.S. equity markets are actually UP a good amount since the invasion began?  Through last nights close of business, U.S. equity markets are up between 3.3% and 4.5% over the 2/23/22 closing prices.  But it sure doesn't feel like it, does it?

Patience, diversification and portfolio rebalancing are the names of the game right now.  Plus, making sure that you have ample cash on the sidelines for any upcoming expense needs so you can ride through the expected market volatility.

Please let us know if you have any questions at all, or if there is anything that we can be helping you with.  We hope you have a great weekend.