Globalism has ushered in an era where the interconnectedness of international markets has grown more complex than ever before. The days when investors could primarily focus on domestic economic indicators has long passed. Investors now must closely watch world events, which have the power to drastically change the value of their investments, both in U.S. and international markets.
Volatility is the primary symptom of international events. From an investor’s perspective, this volatility can be a blessing or pure poison, depending on their mix of investments and their long- and short positions. To ride the waves of globalism-induced volatility profitably, investors must keep their eyes constantly on international events. Here are 5 hot zones that will drive volatility in the near future.