What to do With Stock Portfolios if War Breaks Out?

If war breaks out with North Korea, we’ll have bigger things to worry about than our portfolios.

But that’s OK, because doing nothing is almost always the best investment strategy during a geopolitical crisis.

Such crises inevitably lead to panic selling, and it’s never a good idea to sell into a panic. In fact, for the contrarians among you, the panic lows set in the wake of a crisis are far more often than not a good buying opportunity.

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.