Fed Staff Geopolitical Risk Index

Fed Staff Geopolitical Risk Index Geopolitical risk has risen significantly since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

VIX and Geopolitical Risk Index

VIX and Geopolitical Risk Index VIX tends to soar as a function of geopolitical risk. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

S&P 500 Index vs. Geopolitical Events

S&P 500 Index vs. Geopolitical Events If you listen to the news, there is always a good reason not to be invested in U.S. stocks Image: Real Investment Advice

BlackRock Geopolitical Risk Indicator for Global Trade Tensions

BlackRock Geopolitical Risk Indicator for Global Trade Tensions The recent decline of the indicator suggests that investors may be more complacent about the risk and impact of trade conflicts. Source: BlackRock Investment Institute – Global Investment Outlook Q2 2019

Valuation – S&P 500 Trailing P/E

Valuation – S&P 500 Trailing P/E The valuation of the S&P 500 is still at lofty levels, despite geopolitics. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

Annual Purchases of Gold by Central Banks

Annual Purchases of Gold by Central Banks The first three quarters of 2019 were the largest central banks purchase of gold in recent history, due to geopolitical tensions. Image: J.P. Morgan