Should we be worried? In terms of the stock market, the short answer is no. Matthews Barnett, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, Financial Planning Specialist, discusses how war impacts the stock market. He discusses the war puzzle phenomenon, which gives insight into how the stock market reacts in the pre-war phase versus when it breaks out. During these times of uncertainty, it’s important to stay invested and not political, and to keep in mind, historically the market has performed better during war times.