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But we are in the context of a war with a high level of uncertainty. A lot will depend on whether this will be a short war or will it get prolonged. If it turns out to be a short war with Russia succeeding in putting a pro-Russian government in Ukraine soon, markets are likely to bounce back. On the other hand, if it gets prolonged, the uncertainty will impact markets.
Since the situation remains fluid, investors may remain cautious and vigilant.
For long-term investors who can ignore the short-term gyrations in the market, there are buying opportunities in high quality stocks that have corrected significantly. Financials, IT and real estate stocks have the potential to bounce back smartly in a favorable environment.
Dr. V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services