Geopolitical risk has recently become a major consideration for investors. Jeffrey Kleintop of Schwab offers graphic analysis on whether rearranging your portfolio in the face of alarming headlines is the right decision. The International Monetary Fund has revised its forecast for global economic growth with a more optimistic outlook. Roger Yu looks into the market forces behind the economic rebound. If you plan to fly anywhere this spring, you may want to review your passenger rights before you travel. The founder of airfarewatchdog.com tells Christopher Dean Hopkins how to avoid being bumped in an interview with NPR.

Missiles And Markets: An Investor Guide To Geopolitical Risks–  Geopolitical risk is back to making headlines.  Investors are best served when grim headlines are in the news by remembering that geopolitical risks are a regular part of investing and that a long history of geopolitical developments as discussed in this article shows us that holding a well-diversified portfolio may buffer the short-term market moves that are most often the result. Investors should avoid overreacting to geopolitical developments and stick to their long-term financial plans. Read more…

IMF Raises Global Economic Outlook In 2017–  Global economic growth will accelerate in 2017 as investment, manufacturing and trade rebound. That’s according to the International Monetary Fund, which raised its outlook for the year on Tuesday.  World growth is expected to rise to 3.5% this year and 3.6% in 2018, compared to 3.1% last year. Read more…

How To Not Get Bumped From A Flight, And What You’re Entitled To If You Are– George Hobica, founder and editor-in-chief of airfarewatchdog.com, says involuntary bumps from flights aren’t that common — out of “millions and millions” of passengers on United last year, 3,000 to 4,000 were bumped from flights, versus many hundreds of thousands of passengers who voluntarily gave up their seats.  In an interview with NPR’s Ari Shapiro, he explains what passengers need to look out for. Read more…

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