What the Russia Oil Ban Means for Stocks

The U.S. ban on Russian energy likely will exacerbate the global energy crunch, but strategists say not to panic ... and see opportunities for active investors.

Oil derricks on a snowy Russian field
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Crude oil prices continued their relentless rise higher Tuesday after the U.S. announced a Russian oil ban. But market strategists are urging investors not to overreact to the latest inflationary shock.

Recession talk is premature, for one thing. The equity market, while broadly humbled, is hardly broken. And opportunities for outperformance remain, at both the equity and sector level – especially in energy stocks – according to analysts and strategists.

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Dan Burrows
Senior Investing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Dan Burrows is Kiplinger's senior investing writer, having joined the august publication full time in 2016.


A long-time financial journalist, Dan is a veteran of SmartMoney, MarketWatch, CBS MoneyWatch, InvestorPlace and DailyFinance. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Senior Executive and Boston magazine, and his stories have appeared in the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. As a senior writer at AOL's DailyFinance, Dan reported market news from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a weekly video segment on equities.


Once upon a time – before his days as a financial reporter and assistant financial editor at legendary fashion trade paper Women's Wear Daily – Dan worked for Spy magazine, scribbled away at Time Inc. and contributed to Maxim magazine back when lad mags were a thing. He's also written for Esquire magazine's Dubious Achievements Awards.


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Dan holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree from Columbia University.


Disclosure: Dan does not trade stocks or other securities. Rather, he dollar-cost averages into cheap funds and index funds and holds them forever in tax-advantaged accounts.