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Markets brace for Sunday's Crimea vote

Plus: Will sanctions against Russia even work, riding the storm out by staying invested, going long in emerging markets, taking a fresh look at copper, and it's jellybean Friday

Mar 14, 2014 @ 7:32 am

By Jeff Benjamin

  • As we close in on Sunday's Crimea vote, the markets are trying to identify the trouble spots and figure out how much is already baked in. Keeping an eye on gold and energy

  • With U.S. and European sanctions against Russia now seen as likely, it's time to start wondering if that strategy will even work. Russia is a large country with extensive resources

  • In other news, why not just calm down and stay in the market. There are reasons that stock and bond investors are dismissing the significance of Ukraine. Policy vs. geopolitics

  • If you really want to call yourself a long-term investor, now might be a good time to start adding exposure to the emerging markets. When reasonable valuations are good enough

  • The time is now for a fresh look at copper investing. A red-metal rebound

  • Because it's never too early to eat sugar in the office, here are some oddly delicious jellybean combinations worth trying. Chocolate pudding and chili mango

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