The parallel between the assassination of Archdude Ferdinand and the start of WWI and the downing of the Malay airliner in Ukraine may persist in a trade war.
U.S.EU Ready New Russsian Sanctions as Fighting Rages
And from STRATFOR:
Russia: Lawmakers Draft Legislation Against 'Aggressor Countries'
Situation ReportsTuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:21 Print Text Size
Russian lawmakers have drafted proposals to designate nations that have imposed sanctions as "aggressor countries" and restrict their companies' operations within Russia, United Russia party deputy Yevgeny Fyodorov said, RFERL reported July 29, citing Izvestia. Earlier, the European Union imposed asset freezes and travel bans on business figures closely associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as restrictions on trade with Crimea, according to an EU official, EUbusiness reported.
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The stock markets seem indecisive.
Bond yields continue to decline.
Housing is weak with low interest rates.
Dry bulk rates do not rebound.
There is still talk of a Euro crisis.
Control risk, the bull market won't last forever.