Terrorist Attacks & Stock Markets

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Financial Focus, News

In light of last week’s terrorist attack in Brussels, the Washington Post reviewed historical attacks and their effect on the US stock market. The table below was taken from a Charles Schwab study on the length of market recoveries after the initial shock hits the markets. While terrorist attacks are no doubt a human tragedy, their effect on stocks tends to be short-lived. Read the full article here.

Table by Charles Schwab & Co.

Past performance is not indicative of future returns.

Source: (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/22/why-stock-markets-shrug-off-terrorist-attacks/).

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