Year Of Volatility: Stocks Exposed To Russia-Ukraine War See Big Gains/Losses

Zinger Key Points
  • The tensions between Russia and Ukraine cast a shadow of uncertainty over global financial markets.
  • It's worth examining the current state of key sectors, and how stocks have performed since the conflict began.

It's been one year since the world watched as Russian President Vladimir Putin mobilized over 100,000 troops along Ukraine's border, signaling a possible full-scale attack.

The tensions between the two countries cast a shadow of uncertainty over global markets, particularly in the energy, material, industrial, and cybersecurity sectors.

Over the past year, these industries have experienced a roller coaster of ups and downs as the fighting in Ukraine continues unabated.

As investors reflect on the events of the past year and the impact they've had on the global economy, it's worth examining the current state of these key sectors.

Read also: Putin Promised Not To Kill Zelenskyy, Says Ex-Israeli PM Who Served Briefly As Mediator

Energy: The Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund XLE has returned 22.46% to investors over the year, though some oil stocks delivered much greater returns.

Company

Ticker

1-Year Change

Valero Energy Corporation

VLO

+54.81%

Occidental Petroleum Corporation

OXY

+53.1%

Marathon Petroleum Corp

MPC

+53.57%

Exxon Mobil Corp

XOM

+40.46%

Chevron Corporation

CVX

+26.27

Materials: The Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund XLB had a volatile year. The index bottomed in September, and almost returned to break even over a one-year time frame. The XLB is down 0.35% from one year ago.

Company

Ticker

1-Year Change

Steel Dynamics, Inc.

STLD

+110.33%

Nucor Corporation

NUE

+57.35%

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co

RS

+47.47%

Albemarle Corporation

ALB

+33.56%

Corteva Inc

CTVA

+26.73%

Industrials: The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund XLI, like the XLB, has had a volatile year. The index is up by 1.4% from one year ago.

Company

Ticker

1-Year Change

Caterpillar Inc.

CAT

+23.52%

Snap-on Incorporated

SNA

+19.81%

Lockheed Martin Corp

LMT

+17.88%

Northrop Grumman Corp

NOC

+17.8%

Deere & Company

DE

+9.48%

Cybersecurity: The SPDR S&P Kensho Future Security ETF FITE, which focuses on companies whose products and services are driving innovation behind future security, which includes the areas of cybersecurity, advanced border security, and others, is down nearly 3% from one year ago.

Company

Ticker

1-Year Change

Zscaler Inc

ZS

-49.15%

Crowdstrike Holdings Inc

CRWD

-38.21%

Fortinet Inc

FTNT

-15.15%

Palo Alto Networks Inc

PANW

-7.94%

Okta Inc

OKTA

-59.46%

Now Read: Cramer Picks 'Sleeping Giant' Tesla Over Ford, GM — Why He Prefers Elon Musk-Led Company Right Now

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