Worried about how your portfolio will react to growing global turmoil?
Here’s some research that may put you at ease:
“History shows that after an initial dip, share prices tend to bounce back smartly.”
“Fears about global turmoil may be misplaced. Over the past several decades, geopolitical crises have seldom had a lasting impact on the stock market. InvesTech Research looked at nearly a dozen geopolitical crises, from the German takeover of France in 1940 to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, and found that Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, on average, fell 2.5% in the week following a crisis but was up 7% after six months and 11.5% after one year.
Marc A. Wojno, Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger Personal Finance, “How Stocks React to Global Crises,” August 01, 2017