Today's report is regarding the headlines coming from the Ukraine (the Russian aggression, not the US and Ukraine soccer match). Although the S&P doesn't take a huge hit, the possible spike in the VIX could create some investment opportunities. You can email Bill Herr (firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ways to take advantage of this scenario.
What if Russia persists in holding Crimea and other portions of the Ukraine, raising tension in Europe and provoking a potential trade war?
While the US and NATO are unwilling to engage in a hot war with Russia over Ukraine, enforcement of economic sanctions might lead to Russian retaliation through its dominance in European natural gas supply. Agricultural commodities will also be impacted if Ukraine is unable to bring exports to market.