Divestment v Coronavirus: Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2020 January Update

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by Tom Konrad, Ph.D., CFA

January 2020- where do I start?  A year of market-shaking news in a month.

The Brink of War

The month started off with a literal bang when Trump decided that a good way to distract the public from his impeachment trial would be to try to start a war with Iran by assassinating one of Iran’s top military leaders, Qassem Suleimani.  A week later, the world and markets heaved a collective sigh of relief when Iran decided that their honor had been satisfied with two missile strikes on US bases.  While Trump reported no casualties, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran “concluded proportionate measures in self-defense and waged a propaganda campaign on state run and social media that spread rumors that casualties had been widespread.”

While we should be increasingly concerned about Iran’s (and many other actors’) ability to manipulate public opinion with social media, in this case, making the Iranian people believe that their counter-attacks had damaged more than property seems to have allowed the Iranians to avoid a cycle of escalation which would have likely led to war between the US and Iran.

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