AE Wealth Management: Market Minute Blog | 2/22/22

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Many of you have already asked about the impact tensions between Ukraine and Russia could have on your portfolio. Here’s what we know so far:

  • The White House early Tuesday indicated the U.S. would impose sanctions on Russia – alongside European nations – as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into separatist-held portions of eastern Ukraine.
  • Markets are always volatile in response to potential geopolitical events between significant actors. (Russia is a nuclear power, Ukraine is in Europe.)
  • Russia accounts for about 10% of world oil exports. Any disruptions could impact the price of oil; as we’ve already seen, just the threat of disruption has had an effect. If Russia invades Ukraine, it will likely drive oil prices higher.
  • Fallout from an invasion will likely be short-lived in the markets. Making decisions based on emotion could be detrimental to your portfolio. It’s best to stick to the plan in times like these.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential impact the conflict could have on your portfolio, our Weekly Commentary provides more insight. We’re also keeping a close eye on the situation and how markets are responding to events as they unfold, and we’ll update you here as new information is available.


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