Well the overall market took a bit of a plunge. Was it due to the Syria issue, viz, chemical weapons and the US response? Or was the market set for a fall anyway?

Would the US after just about exiting Iraq, Afghanistan, want to enter Syria? After the Secretary of State’s speech the other day, that possibility has to be considered.

Stocks have [think first Iraq war and subsequent one] initially fallen, and then rallied on the opening of outright hostilities. So the plunge today, although it may be followed by additional declines, could quickly reverse on any declaration of war. That is assuming that today’s decline is actually related to Syria and not a general decline that was coming anyway.