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Old 03-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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Anyone worried about the Ukrainian situation?

I know, I know, an asteroid can hit us at any moment, but should one be nervous about what is going on in the Ukraine?

My take is that this could seriously impact the markets in the next few months fairly badly. If so, should one take some money from the latest run up? Or just let it ride?

I know, I know, an asteroid can strike at any minute too.
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If it isn't the Ukraine it's Bitcoins. If it isn't Bitcoins, it's .... you get the idea.

It will continue exactly like this until the asteroid hits.
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Not at all. The economic fallout of Russias takover of Ukrane will have about as much impact on the world's finances as the Russian takover of Hungary in 1956.

There will be much hot ir blown, otherwise, no impact.
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I moved about a quarter of my 401k to a stable value fund on Friday anticipating some turbulence, but that is only three percent of our net worth. I did it to take advantage of potential lower prices because of the news, but had been thinking of it for a while with the way the market has been going. I still have plenty in stocks and index funds that won't be touched.
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If it isn't the Ukraine it's Bitcoins.
It isn't the Ukraine......it's Ukraine.
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Russian markets are way down, gold is up as a safe haven. There may be disruption of oil supplies piped from Russia through Ukraine, which could increase the price of oil, but there are now other oil and gas sources. Ukraine itself is a tiny portion of the world economy. I am more worried about a new Cold War than anything else.
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It will continue exactly like this until the asteroid hits.
So, are you saying I shouldn't put that new roof on?
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Russian markets are way down, gold is up as a safe haven. There may be disruption of oil supplies piped from Russia through Ukraine, which could increase the price of oil, but there are now other oil and gas sources. Ukraine itself is a tiny portion of the world economy. I am more worried about a new Cold War than anything else.
Cold war? Invest in strategic weapons manufacturers. Star wars may become reality.
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I am more worried about a new Cold War than anything else.
Why? Everybody made a lot of money off that last Cold War. And the dangers were wildly overstated. But it wouldn't have been as profitable if the People had known that.
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Why? Because it might be a hot war.
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I'd wait til summer...
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Crimea, it's the grammar police!
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Other than those who have investments in Russia and/or Ukraine, I doubt if many of us will be affected. FWIW, we have about as much influence over what Russia does in Ukraine as the Russians have over how we handle our affairs with Mexico. In other words, spheres of influence.
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Why would the events in Ukraine be any more significant than Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan-Pakistan, etc. Hopefully something good will come of this for Ukrainians.

Outside Ukraine, it's mostly posturing as usual including our leaders...probably a minor buying opportunity for investors if anything. The market overreacts to all news, good or bad, short term.
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The only realistic threat of any import is a disruption of the supply of natural gas through Ukrainian pipelines. Oil is relatively easy to bring in via tanker. Natural gas, not so much.
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Unless that move the draft, or prior service recall up to age up to 55, I am not worried.

I am sure some sanctions will be attempted, and Vetoed at the UN. Maybe we will even attempt to take away Putin's birthday. Putin will respond by chopping wood with his shirt off, and the world will know he is powerfull and stay away.
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Other than those who have investments in Russia and/or Ukraine, I doubt if many of us will be affected. FWIW, we have about as much influence over what Russia does in Ukraine as the Russians have over how we handle our affairs with Mexico. In other words, spheres of influence.
That's the truth. Really nothing much the US (or anyone) for that matter can do about it. On the other hand, nobody could do much for Poland in 1939 but look at the mess that turned into. . .
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Not to worry. Russia has been issued a "stern warning"
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