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On the Seismic Geopolitical Expialidocious

There’s no doubt that geopolitical events have the potential to roil markets.  And it’s equally true that consideration of the broader sweep of history and its attendant social transformations can offer intelligent investors a chance to profit.  So, too, however, is it easy to miscalculate the impact of politics – and even significant military events – on the course of bull and bear markets.  Especially in a world driven by 24 hour, live-hype media that would have you believe the sky is falling every time Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hiccups. A great example of an historical event that directly impacted the longer term course of the markets was the fall of the Berlin Wall.  For whatever it accomplished for the local Eastern European population, it was an undenia