“Global investors on Monday began to pay some attention to the threat of a devastating European ground war as tensions around Ukraine rose. Analysts expect traditional safe-haven assets to be in demand should Russia attack its neighbor.
In that event, the ‘typical kind of conflict responses’ would likely be in play, including moves into long-duration Treasurys, as well as a spike in prices for oil and European natural gas, Garrett DeSimone, head of quantitative research at OptionMetrics, told MarketWatch in a Friday phone interview. Such moves could prove short-lived, in keeping with past patterns, he said.”
Read the full MarketWatch article, featuring insight from OptionMetrics’ Garrett DeSimone, below.