Volatility in Crimea
The increasingly violent crisis in Crimea is sparking volatility in financial markets.
Concerns over economic sanctions, political unrest and military intervention are giving the markets a lot to think about. US markets have been quick to respond to events in Eastern Europe but the effects are being felt worldwide. Investors may be getting frusterated but it is not all bad news.
Interestingly it is the volatility that is driving increased opportunities for traders. Trading volumes have steadily increased throughout February and March as day traders attempt to cash in.
In many cases sharp overeactions to events are leading to big swings. Reading the mood and knowing when reactions have been out of step with events will be key to identifying opportunities throughout the crisis. Whatever your thoughts, paying attention to Crimea may be paying off.