Just when things started calming down on the domestic front for U.S. investors, there's a raft of trouble overseas.
Streets are on fire in Ukraine, Libya and Venezuela. Syria continues to explode with war, and nuclear talks with Iran are on the brink. In Egypt militants have warned tourists to leave the country this week or else.
What does that mean for American investors? Not a whole lot—yet.
"The way it works is only in the bigger picture—if it's energy-related, if it looks as if there's going to be a disruption of supply, then it affects markets," said Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Annuities. "If it looks like it's going to become a credit problem, then it starts to make its way into the U.S. markets. Then it will affect companies or banks that have exposure."