We all woke up this morning to the terrible news about Russia and the military invasion of neighboring Ukraine. While none of us knows for sure how things will play out, investors are understandably watching closely to see the impact of these events on an already volatile market.
Global aggression is unsettling, no matter where you live, what you do, or how much you spend or save. And the potential for far-reaching and/or longterm effects can be especially worrisome for those who are following this breaking news. As always, though, you can count on us to pay focused attention to this crisis, continuously evaluating what it may mean for world markets as well as your personal investments.
If you’re looking for more information to better understand the roots of this conflict, check out this piece from NPR. This recap from Bloomberg also offers context on the economic impact here in the U.S. and across the globe.
Finally, a reminder: market volatility is expected, and fluctuations are a natural part of normal market cycles (as are recoveries). As shown in the chart below, every single bear market throughout history has eventually been followed by a bull market. In the meantime, if you’d like to discuss any of these current events in more detail, please reach out. We’re here to help.
Source: NewFound Research