May 02: War & Stocks

By Derek On May 2, 2014 Under Uncategorized

“War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing…”Edwin Starr

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War may be “good for absolutely nothing” from a humanitarian point of view but in many cases war is actually good for stocks. As Russia fields more masked thugs on the highways and bi-ways of Ukraine investors should be asking themselves what are the probabilities of escalation and furthermore – what are the consequences? We look at wars over the last century and their impact on asset prices in this week’s EMI.

“Any excuse will serve a tyrant.” Aesop

 

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