Effects of war: How can war impact your investments?

The Russia-Ukraine war has led to a correction of 10% or a little higher among the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty indices. This has led to panic among many investors, and they are wondering what to do with their investment portfolio. This article will look at how stock markets have performed in the past during wars and what corrective action you can take to protect your investment portfolio.

Since the start of 2022, the global markets have been reeling under uncertainty on the Russian troops' build-up at the Ukraine border. There was a lot of volatility. On 24 February 2022, the markets' worst fears came true when Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine. There was total chaos. Equities were down. Crude oil, gold, and other commodities went up. Many currencies, including the Indian rupee, depreciated against the US dollar. There was heightened volatility, and various asset classes reacted by going up or down. Depending on the asset classes you had heavy exposure to, and their upward or downward movement, your portfolio would have been all over the place.  This article will examine how war can impact your investments and what you can do to manage the risk. How war ...

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