The crisis in the Ukraine has escalated to include the threat of armed combat, and the global markets reacted as expected yesterday, writes MoneyShow's Jim Jubak, who cites some examples, along with offering his prediction as to how long this crisis may last.
After the protracted and severe decline in gold and gold stocks over the past two years, one should not expect a "V" shaped recovery back to new highs; after a move over nearly 30% in six weeks, a pause would not be unexpected, explains Adrian Day, money manager and editor of Global Analyst.
We are finally seeing money rotate into commodities of all sorts, including silver, energy, and agricultural commodities. "The momentum of late in the commodities space represents, what I think is, at least, a medium-term trend higher," says Doug Fabian, editor of Successful Investing.
Energy production is an inherently risky business; as such, when it comes to our Conservative Portfolio, there just aren't many names in energy that fit the bill, explains Igor Greenwald, editor of The Energy Strategist.