The Dow Jones during Wartime

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The recent flare-up in the Middle East has investors asking questions about what might happen to their portfolios if a war breaks out. While every scenario is different and the variables change, there are some important things to understand about how wars have historically affected the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Ben Carlson is the Director of Institutional Asset Management at Ritholtz Wealth Management. This past week, he took a look at how US stocks have acted during WWI, WWI, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf War, etc. Ben shares his findings in a new article at Fortune Magazine and in this video with Josh Brown.

Read Ben’s full article here:

The Relationship Between Geopolitical Crises and Market Outcomes Isn’t Simple (Fortune)

 

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