Clouds of war shroud financial markets

The month of October has a notorious reputation for those invested in financial market assets. The crash of 1987 and before it the Wall Street crash of 1929 spring readily to mind, but this year's version has been dominated, sadly by conflict in the Middle East and more particularly by the war taking place in the Gaza strip between Israel and Hamas in retribution for the latter's attack on the 7th of the month.

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