The Short Life of Geopolitical Sell-offs

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Does this sound familiar? You wake up one morning and see something bad happen in the financial markets. Now every time you see your portfolio on your computer screen, it brings back those feelings of anxiety, anxiety about whether we’re headed for another huge bear market. Now here’s some good news. While wars create fear among investors, history has shown that markets tend to rebound quickly following the outbreak of a conflict. Below are some examples of geopolitical selloffs and their average total returns afterward.

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Data based on Vanguard research. While past returns are no guarantee of future results, there exists some correlation that makes similar future results more likely, just not guaranteed.

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