CNN highlighted that fact in a short piece Sept. 3 about the impact of war on stocks and oil prices. Previous conflicts where the U.S. was involved (Iraq, Libya) produced declining stock prices and increasing oil prices in the days and weeks leading up to the beginning of those conflicts. Not surprisingly, once the uncertainty was removed and the conflicts actually began, stocks went up and oil prices went down.
Now that we’re on the verge of a U.S. missile strike against Syria, some worry it will escalate into an all-out Middle East war, wreaking havoc with stocks and driving up oil prices. While things will probably go back to normal once the military action begins, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
With that in mind, here are my five Syria-proof investments.