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Geopolitical crisis impact 'not long term'

After initial panic, markets tend to be largely unaffected; investors better off buying on dips or staying put

MR MOORE: Recovery from a financial crisis is always longer than a political one. Investors do badly when they don't distinguish one crisis from another.


GEOPOLITICAL crises tend to spark some degree of panic in financial markets. But history suggests their impact is likely to be short-lived, and they fail to substantially alter markets' underlying trends.

In a geopolitical crisis, investors would generally fare better by