Which stocks went up in price due to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict?


Investors were spooked by the conflict in Ukraine, with some turning to gold as a safety net.

In 2022, gold prices will rise nearly 6%, while the S&P 500 will fall 13%.

If investors are afraid of losing money, they may want to hold stocks rather than sell them for gold.

Investors are spooked by the Ukraine conflict, with some looking to gold as a safety net. You'd better avoid a full-blown gold rush.

Precious metals like gold and silver are seen as safe havens during uncertain times.

Gold prices, for example, surged to multi-year highs as the Covid-19 outbreak swept the world, stock markets tumbled. Gold prices also rose after Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday.

The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) was up 0.68% at an all-time high of $179.50 as of midday Thursday. Year-to-date, it is up 6.6%.

Also on Thursday morning, gold futures were up 0.7% at around $1,924 an ounce.

The S&P 500 is down at least 10% from its recent highs due to heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine, a phenomenon known as a "market correction." The Nasdaq's "bear market" status means the index is down more than 20% from its previous high.

The S&P 500 was down about 0.8% as of Thursday afternoon. By 2022, it will decrease by 13%.

The stock price will be negatively impacted in the short-term, but investors' long-term expectations remain positive.

Gold prices are expected to trade lower by the end of 2022.

It's common for investors to lose money when they panic and sell stocks in the face of a market downturn.

According to financial gurus, investors can safely invest a fraction of their money in gold. On the downside, investors should avoid putting large sums of money into gold as a knee-jerk reaction at this time.

There is much debate about gold's role as a safe haven during market turmoil. Also, others see it as a way to protect themselves from price increases.

Gold's long-term returns are expected to be similar to inflation. The Fed's goal is to maintain long-term inflation at 2%. Stocks, despite their volatility, are more likely to increase an investor's net worth over the long term.

Our current global market turmoil is largely driven by fear.

Also, stocks tend to rise quickly after corrections. Since 1945, investors in the S&P 500 have taken an average of four months to recover, according to Guggenheim Investments. While the current chaos may continue for a while, no one knows for sure.

Even if you're right about the initial dip, a big rally in the stock market can cost you the next few days.

From December 2001 to December 2021, a $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 would yield a compound annual return of 9.2%, according to JPMorgan Asset Management. Investors who sold saw their returns drop to around 5%, while those who missed up to 30 days saw their returns drop to almost 0%.