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Investing amid geopolitical storm clouds

Three geopolitical risks that investors should note: Euro area politics, concerns of US trade policy in the US and risk of escalation of tensions on Korean peninsula.

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Tensions surrounding North Korea could pose the biggest challenge, possibly leading to an increase in market volatility.

GEOPOLITICS has always posed a tricky challenge for investors.

In the perennial tussle between greed and fear, heightened concerns about a likely geopolitical event often leads investors to turn defensive or even flee the markets.

But recent unexpected geopolitical events, such as

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