After working very hard over the weekend on our February review post and video, I decided a conflict update post today may be more timely. As you certainly know, the Russia/Ukraine conflict has heated a bit, as such we wanted to remind ourselves of actions and reactions.
Conflicts and Capital Markets
If history rhymes as it has in the past, capital markets will remain a slave of headlines until a workable resolution is seen. We would expect rumors galore, and a few nervous nellies bailing. We are slightly surprised by the muted reaction so far today, however this could change at any moment.
While definitely showing our age, we have experienced 911, several flash crashes, and the awful 07-09 great recession. Making it through without knee jerk reactions and sticking to our diversified allocations offered the best defense and offense. If opportunity presents itself we will indulge. Otherwise we will stick to our guns and let events unfold as they may.
Have a Great Monday!
John Kvale CFA, CFPhttp://www.jkfinancialinc.com http://www.street-cents.com 8222 Douglas Ave # 590 Dallas, TX 75225